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Why Stretching Is Beneficial for Performance Optimization May 4, 2017

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus, Honolulu
Why Stretching Is Beneficial for Performance Optimization, Honolulu, Hawaii

Whether you’re a professional athlete or an enthusiast with a passion for sports or group exercises classes, odds are you’ve heard coaches and instructors stress the important of stretching. While it may seem like a mundane task that eats into your busy day, stretching is incredibly important and a key ingredient when it comes to performance optimization. That’s why the sports medicine professionals at IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health in Honolulu, HI, always encourage daily stretching. As experts in nutrition, injury rehabilitation, and performance optimization, they often help new patients better understand the benefits of stretching.

Understanding Stretching & How It Connects to Athletic Performance

Why Is Stretching Important?

Performance OptimizationStretching is your best line of defense against potential injuries and post-workout soreness. The practice of stretching during your warm up and after you’ve completed a workout or played an intense game will help your muscles become more pliable. By reducing soreness and discomfort, you’ll be able to work out again the next day without issues. In addition, daily stretching can increase your flexibility and promote better circulation throughout your body. 

How Does Stretching Tie Into Performance Optimization?

When you’re a professional athlete or training for a race, your muscles and joints have very limited time to heal and bounce back from soreness. To optimize your performance so you can go again the next day, stretching is a must. Plus, you’ll feel more confident giving it your all when you know your risk of injury is reduced by taking care of your muscles and joints.

Does It Ever Make Sense to Avoid Stretching?

Stretching might feel slightly uncomfortable as you reduce tension within your muscles. That being said, the practice should never result in shooting pains. Avoid the practice and consult a sports medicine clinic if you experience inflamed joints or a limited range of motion.

If you’re based in Honolulu and looking for a trusted sports medicine clinic that specializes in nutrition consulting and performance optimization, call IMUA Orthopedics, Sports & Health today at (808) 521-8170 to schedule your first appointment. For more information on the benefits of becoming a patient, check out their website or Facebook page.

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