When performing stretches:
1. Start slow, exhaling as your gently stretch the muscle.
2. Try to hold each stretch for at least 10 to 30 seconds
Avoid these stretching mistakes:
1. Do not bounce a stretch. Holding a stretch is more effective and there is less risk of injury.
2. Do not stretch a muscle that is not warmed up.
3. Do not strain or push a muscle too far. If a stretch hurt, ease up.
4. Do not hold your breath.