- It actuates the muscles, which are to be used in the workout or game. Where static stretching focuses on just one determined muscle area of the body, dynamic stretching involves two or more muscle areas by adding twists to traditional exercises.
- Improves your flexibility
- Improves your kinesthetic awareness, which is why it is advised to practice dynamic stretching prior to field games like football, lawn tennis, cricket and hockey which require coordination skills and balance.
- It intensifies your muscle power, which helps improve overall athletic performance.
Photo Credit: Facebook/CrossFit Orenda2. Knee to Chest:
Stand tall bringing your knee up till the chest while raising the opposite foot on the toe, straining the calf muscles. Support the knee using your hands to bring the knee higher. This stretches the lower back, hamstrings and the hip flexors.
3. High Kicks:Stretch your legs straight, as high as you can, and try and grab it with the alternate hand. Make it a rapid movement. The high kicks help improve range of motion and warmup hamstrings. You can incorporate the high kicks while walking for better results.
4. Arm Swings: Move your arms back and forth continuously for 30 seconds standing tall. If comfortable, you can add high back kicks (try to touch heel of the foot to the hip) in the 30 seconds routine. The stretches mainly focus on shoulder while the back kicks strain the thigh muscles.
5. Arm Circles:
This is advised before you start any routine. Since the shoulder has the maximum rotation capacity than any other joint in the body, trainers advise to do this exercise the properly. Move your arms vigorously in forward direction and then backward direction. One can throw in weights (low weight dumb bells) to enhance the affect. This helps to reduce arm fats.
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