A Better You in 2022 A Better You in 2022
McSport Athlete Nadia Power is making sure we all get 2022 started off on the right foot as she shares her top stretching tips, giving us the necessary tools to prepare both pre and post our workouts, guaranteeing we stay flexible and our muscles are protected all year long. Be it wanting to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions, increasing your serotonin levels or simply getting a start on reaching some personal or fitness milestones – it’s important we prep accordingly when jumping into any form of exercise. With the help of a variety of expert essentials from foam rollers to spikey massage balls, our Brand Ambassador Nadia shares her holy grail, professional approved tips sure to be a necessary addition to all of our active lifestyles this year.
When speaking about the importance of stretching as an athlete, and also for the average joe of all fitness levels, Nadia says:
“Stretching and mobility are important parts of my daily routine to help me stay injury-free and recover from each training session. A lot of people who are new to running may not think to stretch before or after a run, and soon find as they build up mileage they feel stiff or pick up niggles. It doesn't need to take up too much time, I usually find about 10 minutes before and after each run is enough. Usually, before I run I'll do some resistance band exercises, foam rolling and mobility exercises to warm up my calves, hamstrings and hips. Then when I get home I'll do a quick stretching routine and foam roll anything that felt tight on the run.”