Do Bodybuilders Stretch Before Workouts?

Do Bodybuilders Stretch Before Workouts?


Do bodybuilders stretch before workouts? They should stretch before workouts, though
not all of them do. Lifting weights isn’t a cardiovascular workout
like jogging a few miles. To become a body builder, you have to lift
different weights dozens of times. While picking up a barbell once isn’t a workout, doing
so 50 times per arm is. How do you stretch for that? You should always do general stretches before
any workout, even weight lifting. Though I do understand that some of the stretches are
simply reaching toward the sky or the floor. I heard one guy say he shouldn’t stretch
before lifting weights because it makes him weaker. So will a pulled muscle while he’s on the
weight machine. And a hernia will really make it hard to get six pack abs, though you could
end up with a weird looking tentacle thing. Stretching seems to take away from workout
time. Spending a weekend in bed after pulling a
back muscle does, too. So would time in the doctor’s office. Stretching doesn’t help muscle growth. Stretching can improve muscle circulation
and development. And injuries certainly hurt it. The irony is that I do see guys stretching
and straining after a workout, instead of before. Stretching after a workout can reduce tension
and make a guy feel more pumped. It can also expand the muscle fibers, increasing his flexed
dimensions. So stretching after a workout makes him look
better. Think about the stretching and posing guys
do after a workout in the mirror or window to show off to girls. He pumped weights for
15 minutes, but he’s stretching to make them look even more imposing when he wants
to show off. Pity they don’t stretch more or you’d
see fewer guys bent over with ice packs every day at the gym. That certainly isn’t sexy.

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