Preparatory Stretching

Preparatory Stretching is focused on getting the muscles ready for the exercise programme. Preparatory Stretches are all performed standing and should be held for approximately 8 to 10 seconds.

The aim of preparatory stretching is to help prepare the muscles for exercise, this will reduce the risk of injury and improve performance during the exercise.

Preparatory stretches should be performed after your warm up exercise and should be focused on the muscle groups that are going to be used during the exercise session.

Calf Stretch

Calf Stretch

The Calf Stretch focuses on the back of the lower leg. There are many different ways to stretch the... Read More

Soleus Stretch

Soleus Stretch

The soleus stretch focuses on the back of the lower leg and stretches the soleus muscle. The Soleus... Read More

Standing Quadricep Stretch

Standing Quadricep Stretch

The standing quadricep stretch focuses on the front of the upper leg and stretches the quardricep... Read More

Standing Hamstring Stretch

Standing Hamstring Stretch

The standing hamstring stretch focuses on the front of the upper leg and stretches the hamstring... Read More

Standing Inner Thigh Stretch

Standing Inner Thigh Stretch

The standing inner thigh stretch focuses on the upper inner thigh and stretches the adductors. The... Read More

Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

The standing hip flexor stretch focuses on the upper inner thigh and stretches the hip flexors. The... Read More

Upper Back Stretch

Upper Back Stretch

The upper back stretch focuses on the upper back and stretches the trapezius and rhomboid muscles.... Read More

Lat Stretch

Lat Stretch

The lat stretch focuses on the upper back and stretches the Latissimus dorsi and teres major... Read More

Chest Stretch

Chest Stretch

The chest stretch focuses on the upper torso and stretches the pectorals and anterior deltoid... Read More

Deltoid Stretch

Deltoid Stretch

The deltoid stretch focuses on the shoulders and stretches the deltoid and tricep muscles. The... Read More

Tricep Stretch

Tricep Stretch

The tricep stretch focuses on the back of the upper arm and stretches the tricep muscle. The Tricep... Read More

Preparatory Stretching

Preparatory stretches all focus on getting the muscles ready for the exercise programme. Preparatory Stretches are all performed standing and should be held for approximately 8 to 10 seconds.

Preparatory stretches should be part of your warm up stretching before any exercise workout. Warm up stretches are important for preventing injury and getting the most out of your main exercise componenet of any workout.