Being healthy and having a fit and strong body is not done only with cardio workout and muscle building. There are some additional things that should always be performed, without exception. For example, when beginning a training session, it is very important to stretch and warm up properly, and after the exercising is over, stretching should be done again.
Some experts will say that stretching might be the most important part of each training session. Good stretching is very important because it prepares the muscles for a challenge that comes. Flexibility of the muscles increases and injuries can be prevented. Resistance stretching is the most common form and it is presented with getting muscle under tension while lengthening them as long as possible. One of the basic back stretches includes standing on the floor and then bending the torso front and down as much as possible, trying to reach the toes with fingers, while at the same time the legs must not be bent in knees.
Middle back stretches, along with upper and lower back are also very important because they can prevent back injuries. A medical examination is advised prior to starting any regiment, but by doing these stretches and exercises you will strengthen your core, which will help in the elimination of pain and weakness. In some serious cases, physical activity can only create more problems and it should stop until doctor gives a green light.
Another back stretch, easy to perform requires lying down on the back with legs bent in the knees, while feet are on the floor. Thighs are pulled up to the chest as much as possible, until tension is felt in the back.
When stretching is done, the real deal begins. It has to be said that good warm up and stretching are essential for good exercising. For those who have extra fat tissue, cardio workout is something that must be done. Even those who want strong muscles but still have fat will have to create some combination of cardio and muscle mass building. It is not that muscle mass building is not reducing weight; it is just that cardio does it much better. When fat is gone, if a person desires it, muscle mass can only be performed, although cardio should be done in order to improve the overall health status of the organism. When training session is done, stretching must be done again, effectively and properly.