- What does stretching do for the body?
- It creates greater muscle length over time.
- It diminishes tension in the muscles.
- It diffuses the build up of lactic acid when done in the cool down.
- Lactic acid can cause muscle spasm if not dispersed after vigorous exercise.
- It can prevent or ease muscle soreness, if the correct type of stretch is used.
- It creates long, strong muscles - not short, bulky ones like a weight lifter.
- It is a safety precaution to make the muscles more elastic and help prevent injury to the muscles and joints.