Should you stretch before and after your workout? Clients often ask me this question. While the general answer is yes, here's the truth: You could probably be stretching a lot more effectively.
This spring, I traveled to Colorado for the functional range-conditioning certification led by Dr. Andreo A. Spina, a chiropractor whose research and methodology has proven instrumental for both rehabilitating injured clients and improving athletes' performance across many professional sports teams. There, I learned so much about how to move better and prevent injury, not just for athletes but for everyday people.
While I think yoga is a fabulous use of an active recovery day, I have a proposition: Try functional range-conditioning instead.