I had a great weight loss (46lbs!) mainly focusing on a life style change. I have recently started a fight fit class which involves kicking and punching a bag and some cardio for 45 minutes. A great workout! heres my question: I live 5 minutes away from the gym, is it ok to drive home and do my stretching then... say 10ish minutes after this workout. its not really a gym its a dojo and I have a video I like to do for my stretching at home but are my muscles cooled by then? Thank you for your time! Misty
First, congrats on the weight loss, great job, Misty!
I would perform your stretch routine within 30 minutes, but I'm not sure I would push it much more than that if you want to have an effective stretching session.
If you wait too long, it'll be like trying to stretch a frozen rope and you won't be as effective at removing lactic acid. Once the muscles and tendons cool down, the chances of tearing of either or other unwanted trauma increases.