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How Do You Know When To Stop Stretching?

Updated: Jun 3

We often get asked how to know when you are going too far into a stretch and should stop. Although everyone’s tolerance is different, we are going to try to provide some guidance below.

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Many people believe in the old saying “no pain no gain”; however, it does not apply to stretching.


You should be looking for a sensation of discomfort in your muscles, but never sharp and/or intense pain. Pain is your body’s mechanism of signalling something is wrong... listen to it!

Pushing past sharp and/or intense pain will often cause injuries and set you back on your flexibility journey. It’s not worth it!

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Another feeling to watch out for is bones grinding against other bones. Remember, you are trying to stretch your muscles - not destabilize or deform your joints!

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We hope that helped, FLEXSPACE friends.


Let us know if you have any other questions you’d like us to answer!



How Do You Know When To Stop Stretching?


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