Stretching is important for every work out. Â It improves balance, stability, and circulation; aids athletic performance, relaxation, and posture andÂ helps you to avoid injury by maximizing the range of motion of your joints; minimizing unnecessary strain and cramping; and increasing your overall flexibility.
Without stretching, tendons, ligaments and muscles will shorten, causing damage over time.
Total Gym Inside blogger and â€œFytness Fanatikâ€ Amanda Lynn Mayhew demonstratesÂ how to use your Total Gym to get a total body stretch for your back, arms, hamstrings glutes and thighs.
These stretches isolate specific muscles for a few breaths. Hold each stretch at least thirty seconds to lengthen muscles and lead to flexibility.
Amanda Lynn Mayhew has been a Total Gym user since 1998. Amanda Lynn is here to share herÂ enthusiasmÂ for healthy, fit and fun living.