Which is better, stretching first thing in the morning or at the end of the day?
So when should you stretch, you know what time of day it depends on what the issue is. So if you are having back pain especially when you get up in the morning and it's consistent in it, it's not just an injury, just happens all the time. First of all, you need to look at your mattress and see if it's worn out and you need a new one. But one of the stretches were necessary stretch. But mobilization, you can do to yourself. It's really helpful is just a cat. Cat and cow where you're just moving your back up and down over, and over, without pushing it to a full range of motion, that's uncomfortable. But, in general, for stretching, like if you're doing dynamic or static stretching, it's not time of day, it's more about how much you've already been moving. In my opinion, you need to get active warm up and, you know, two or three minutes in my book doesn't cut it. I want my people to be fully. Wow, they've been up and moving around for a while. I'll be honest with you personally. I will exercise before I actually stretch because I want to I want to have that tissue nice and warmed up. So when I am mobilizing it, that I'm getting the most out of it. Don't stretch for now you're stretching for tomorrow.
Bart Green, DC, MSEd, PhD
Musculoskeletal Epidemiologist, Sports Chiro