newmen
This is something that has really been bugging me for the past several years.

It's 2013 and I still see people (before lifting, running, or any other physical activity) holding stretches. They hold their arm across their chest, they bend down and touch their toes, and they pull the foot up to their butt. I see all the classic stretches and I wonder, "Why do people still stretch???" All the research shows that static stretching (and but stretching I mean sitting/standing in one spot and holding a(n) leg/arm in one position for an extended period of time) does nothing to get you warmed up or prevent injury. In fact, it does the complete opposite, you're more likely to get injured if you warm up with static stretching.

I want to know what you guys think about it.

Do you guys use static stretching as a way to get warmed up?
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coachw12
Without warming the body up first it is a waste of time. What I say warm the body up I mean get your heart rate up for 10 to 15 minutes. The accelerates your body temp which then makes stretching your muscles worthwhile.

another method for stretching is called forced relaxation stretching.

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riseagainst
coachw12 wrote:
Without warming the body up first it is a waste of time. What I say warm the body up I mean get your heart rate up for 10 to 15 minutes. The accelerates your body temp which then makes stretching your muscles worthwhile.

another method for stretching is called forced relaxation stretching.


Haha where do you find this stuff, coach?
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coachw12
riseagainst wrote:
coachw12 wrote:
Without warming the body up first it is a waste of time. What I say warm the body up I mean get your heart rate up for 10 to 15 minutes. The accelerates your body temp which then makes stretching your muscles worthwhile.

another method for stretching is called forced relaxation stretching.


Haha where do you find this stuff, coach?



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