Every day, we at Playitas Resort, offer for all levels of sporters 1 hour Stretch & Relax in the afternoon.
With stretching your muscles you can increase the range of motion of a joint which is a benefit for your performance and can prevent injuries. Stretching also increases blood flow to the muscle.
There are some “rules” you need to remember:
Don’t consider stretching a warm-up: You may hurt yourself if you stretch cold muscles. So before stretching, warm up with some light walking, jogging or biking at low intensity for 5 to 10 minutes. Stretch when your muscles are warmed up.
Focus on major muscle groups: When you’re stretching, focus on your calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. Also stretch muscles and joints that you routinely use at work or play.
Hold a stretch for about 30 seconds: then switch sides and repeat. If you have a problem area or the stretch is particularly helpful for pain or discomfort, you may benefit from repeating the stretch.
Don’t bounce. Bouncing as you stretch can cause small tears in the muscle.
Don’t aim for pain. Expect to feel tension while you’re stretching, not pain. If it hurts, you’ve pushed too far. Back off to the point where you don’t feel any pain, then hold the stretch. Keep stretching gentle.
Don’t think that because you stretch you can’t get injured. Stretching, for instance, won’t prevent an overuse injury. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the best way to stretch if you have any health concerns.
After a day full of exercises, it is advisable to relax and stretch your muscles or just to get relaxed yourself, by closing your eyes, do some stretch exercises and free your mind!
Check our sportprogram for the time you can join our stretch & relax class.