2 Jan By doing a ton of work that contracts the muscles (which shortens them) and never stretching (lengthening) them, your muscles will end up imbalanced. Imbalances in the body increase your risk for injury because they can cause some muscles and joints to overcompensate for other ones that are too tight to. 4 Apr To get your morning started on the right foot, it's important to do this one full body stretch in the morning to get your blood flowing. 18 Mar Who do you think is more likely to be injured: the rugby player who stretched his whole body, or the one who has tight hamstrings? If you can see the benefits of a whole body stretching routine, then read on for a printable sheet of 25 exercises covering the whole body. Whole Body Stretching Routine.