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    any of you big boys stretch?

    I seem to be real stiff lately. Any one stretch here before your workouts. Where can i get some good stretches. Thanx guys


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    I stretch before every workout and while I'm recovering from a workout, so every day I stretch. I've studies martial arts for years, so I do the stretches that I learned from there. I don't know of any sites with stretches. I would guess a yoga book or site might have some good stretches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBarcelo
    I stretch before every workout and while I'm recovering from a workout, so every day I stretch. I've studies martial arts for years, so I do the stretches that I learned from there. I don't know of any sites with stretches. I would guess a yoga book or site might have some good stretches.
    Same here... I used to do Aikido and out sensei was a stretching nut (good thing too), had us stretching 15-20 minutes before every session at the dojo.

    I stopped aikido (mostly due to shoulder injuries that bug me to this day), but I do most of the stretching session every time I go to the gym. Keeps ya flexible.

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    I want to start reading some yoga books. I'm also gettin pretty stiff.

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    I can put both legs behind my head......

    it's funny to watch people stare at someone almost 270 lbs do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    I can put both legs behind my head......

    it's funny to watch people stare at someone almost 270 lbs do so.
    You gotta be shittin me?

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    It's really uncomfortable because my legs basically suffocate me, but i can get them there no problem from years of martial arts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kato
    You gotta be shittin me?

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    I find no use in stretching before a workout. What is the point in trying to stretch a cold muscle ?? I just warm it up in whatever way I feel necessary whether it be with light weights or a cardio machine (being that it's legs).

    Afterwards - another story. I stretch out to keep things loose.

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    I warmup with light weight, stretch, workout, stretch between sets and after.

    I heard that stretching right after a set can actually tear the muscles a little bit, increasing the effectiveness of the workout. Is there any truth to this?

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    I used to stretch the muscles I was going to work on pre-workout. Now I find I get better results from adding an extra set of each exercise on the beggining with VERY low weight. At such a low weight It's kind of like exercise specific stretching.

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    I stretch good before a workout session and inbetween sets ill do a quick strecth to help that blood flow..

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    I just warm up with 5 minutes on the elliptical. Then a couple sets with lighter weight. Depending on how I feel I might do a little light stretching then. But I read that stretching before lifting actually diminishes your strength slightly. I do almost all stretching afterward, unless I begin to feel tight during the workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Testify
    I just warm up with 5 minutes on the elliptical. Then a couple sets with lighter weight. Depending on how I feel I might do a little light stretching then. But I read that stretching before lifting actually diminishes your strength slightly. I do almost all stretching afterward, unless I begin to feel tight during the workout.
    You mean If I didnt stretch I could leg press more than 2k? damn!!!!!

    hehe just playing with ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdtr
    I can put both legs behind my head......

    it's funny to watch people stare at someone almost 270 lbs do so.

    PICTURE....NOW

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    NO! bdtr............I believe anything you say you can do bro..........but no pictures! hahahaha

    I don't streach before a work out unless I'm doing quads and hams. Generally I do my cardio before working out so I'm warmed up but after my weight session I'll do some good streching.

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    I can put both legs behind my head......
    Ju-jitsu and wrestling will turn you into a human pretzel, I never understood why people see size as a factor in flexibilty. It must be one of those old wives tales like "big guys are slow".

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    I stretch after workouts. I was a gymnast and continued stretching and I haven't lost any flexibility.

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    Sex cures all ailments, even stiffness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheedno
    Sex cures all ailments, even stiffness.
    true... very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by someday
    PICTURE....NOW
    Haha yea bro show us, but please have your draws on! Or you will start a mass suicide orgy with no stopping until cycleon deletes it (but not until saving it as his desktop image).

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    stretching does help me only between sets and after workouts to lossen up the stiffness... doesn't help as much as light weights before workout

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    I deffinitly do. It's best to be a little warmed up before stretching but don't stretch inbetween sets (doing some light cardio for 5-10 mikes to get warmed up does the trick). Also - don't use quick stretching motions but more of a continous stretch for about 20 seconds per angle.

    Stretching is good for the connective tissue and keeps you flexible while gaining bodyweight...

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    I stretch before and after. If needed I'll also do some stretches before bed and when I wake up.... yeah I'm getting old.

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    I stretch before each workout. I also make sure I am properly warmed up prior to starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior
    I deffinitly do. It's best to be a little warmed up before stretching but don't stretch inbetween sets (doing some light cardio for 5-10 mikes to get warmed up does the trick). Also - don't use quick stretching motions but more of a continous stretch for about 20 seconds per angle.

    Stretching is good for the connective tissue and keeps you flexible while gaining bodyweight...
    Warrior is right on. Never stretch until you have warmed up or you can tear your muscle. Stretch before and after you lift. Your muscles need to be flexible to have room to grow.

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