The main reason why people get injured while doing exercises like cycling or running is because they have an increase in muscle tone due to repeating the same motion for a long time.
Starting out on any exercise, especially in cycling or running exercises, over the course of the workout, your muscles become set into a fixed motion, leading to increase in muscle tension and rigidness.
On one side of the coin, this kind of rigid posture and tense muscles is actually good for you! This tension leads to what is known as ‘micro muscle tearing’ which heals to give you higher fat burning and increased muscle mass.
But on a daily basis, this muscle tension is a great pain to bear! It leads to hurtful cramps and spraining due to your cycling or running workout, and therefore you find yourself with more injuries!
The best way to deal with these painful cramping and injuries is to do a good pre- exercise workout warm up to amp your muscles up to handle the exercise!
Do Stretches Before Running or Cycling!
There is currently a lot of hype going around over a new and improved stretching practice known as Stretch Dynamics which optimizes the maximum stretching by giving a great warm up for every muscle group in your body.
When you do Stretch Dynamics, every muscle group in your body gets an equal warm up and is made looser and less tense in preparation for your cycling or running workout.
The most excellent time to be doing such stretches in twenty to thirty minutes before you plan to go for a run or go cycling for a couple of miles!
Post Workout Stretches To Keep The Cramps At Bay
Just as it is important to do a pre-workout stretching, post workout stretching is also essential to prevent injuries and get the best results.
Concentrate on the areas that get the most strain in running and cycling – such as ankles, thighs, abdomen and calves – and avoid injuries!