Many bodybuilders/weightlifters forget to add stretching in their routine or they just neglect it, without knowing that stretching is essential for any fitness or bodybuilding routine. A proper stretching routine integrated into a weight training program can actually speed up your muscle growth.

Stretching has numerous benefits on your body, besides improved muscle growth. Some of them include :

  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves posture
  • Relieves stress
  • Improves blood flow to the muscles
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Improves muscle coordination
  • Increases athletic performance
  • Speeds up muscle recovery
  • Reduces the risk of injury
  • Releases muscle tension and soreness
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Decreases joint pain and stress

And when we are at stretching, this video is guaranteed to make you stretch your eye muscles. Fitness model Diana Levy is showing you some great stretches she does after her legs workout to improve her flexibility.