Barry Lavis Teaches How To Stretch With A WOD Nation Resistance Band Before And After Squats
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 02, 2015 ) San Francisco, CA -- Stretches are often ignored and athletes go straight into their workout without taking the time to prepare for it. This results to injury which can be painful or worse, it can prevent an athlete from training for weeks or months. The WOD Nation Resistance band is a tool which can help in stretching the hip prior to squats. This kind of stretching for warming up does not put stress on the hip.
Squats are effective in training the lower body and core if they are done correctly and hip flexibility and mobility are basic in squats. The benefits of doing squats are often overlooked. Squats actually improve overall fitness. They improve the quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. Squats are so intense that they can actually trigger the release of testosterone and human growth hormone. They are also functional exercises, exercise which help in the performance of real life activities.
Strong legs are important in being mobile as one gets older. Squats are great in developing strong leg muscles. They also develop the core which is important in maintaining balance.
For athletes, squats improve sports performance and research has found the squats are linked with athletic ability. Even a non-athlete can be helped by squats. Parents of young children know that strong legs are important and chasing after toddlers.
Squats also help with the excretory system. They help in removing waste and bringing nutrients to tissues and organs.
Squats also tone the whole body. They tighten the legs, abs, and buttocks. Aside from toning and tightening, they also develop muscles which helps in the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism.
With all the benefits one can get from squats, it is important that a person knows how to do them properly. That includes warming up the hips with stretches using resistance bands.
WOD Nation Xercise bands have different resistance levels. Coach Lavis has suggestions which bands to use for men and women. Aside from being color-coded according to resistance level, WOD Nation can be used alone or in tandem. One important reminder that Lavis emphasizes is for the athlete to relax during stretches and to let the resistance band do its work. The right exercise band and the proper way to stretch are an athlete's tools in performing squats correctly.
About WOD Nation
WOD Nation is a United States based company that provides workout gear to elite athletes. All of the company's fitness products are rigorously tested by athletes around the world to ensure they meet the demands of intense exercise programs. WOD Nation's website can be found at http://wodnationgear.com.
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