Why Stretch?

 

If there’s one proven truth about stretching, it’s that we all should do it. Yet few of us actually do. Fitness experts say it’s the part of a workout that most people tend to skip. Most people focus on proper diet, proper exercise, but tend to neglect recovery. A good stretch studio can provide a solid foundation.

What does the research say?

If you obliterate your body with every workout, your body will revert its energy to repairing the downstream effects of the damage rather than building muscle.  Maximize Your Workout

If you obliterate your body with every workout, your body will revert its energy to repairing the downstream effects of the damage rather than building muscle. Maximize Your Workout

Back stretches, calf stretches, neck stretches! Stretching probably doesn’t sound sexy (or even necessary) when all you want is size, but it might be the most underrated player in muscle growth. By not having the necessary flexibility and muscle pliability, you might short yourself on muscular gains in many compound lifts.
— BodyBuilding.com
Every one of us runners can agree it’s tough to run with stiff, tight muscles. That’s why leg stretches and knee stretches are important. Not only that, but you could be setting yourself up for injury if you make it a habit. So stretching regularly to maintain or improve your muscles’ flexibility and range of motion, and avoid getting sidelined, is extremely important.
— runnersworld.com
Sitting in front of a computer every day can wreak havoc on your body, especially since most of us don’t have the best posture. Hunching the shoulders and slumping in your seat can cause back pain, headaches, tension, and tightness in your back, neck, and shoulders.

Studies show that regular stretching can help reduce neck and shoulder pain and they also show that regular breaks to stand and stretch increases productivity at the office.
— VeryWellFit
Pregnancy stretches can help you feel your best, especially as your pregnancy progresses. Exercises for the back can help ease backaches. Rest on your hands and knees with your head in line with your back. Pull in your stomach, rounding your back slightly.
— MayoClinic