Thread: any of you big boys stretch?
10-02-2003, 09:48 PM #1New Member
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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
10-02-2003, 09:54 PM #2
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.
10-02-2003, 10:01 PM #3Originally Posted by DBarcelo
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.
10-02-2003, 10:01 PM #4
I want to start reading some yoga books. I'm also gettin pretty stiff.
10-02-2003, 10:17 PM #5
I can put both legs behind my head......
it's funny to watch people stare at someone almost 270 lbs do so.
10-02-2003, 10:24 PM #6Member
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10-02-2003, 10:28 PM #7
It's really uncomfortable because my legs basically suffocate me, but i can get them there no problem from years of martial arts.
Originally Posted by Kato
10-02-2003, 10:38 PM #8VET
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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.
10-02-2003, 10:40 PM #9
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?
10-03-2003, 12:43 AM #10
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.
10-03-2003, 09:45 AM #11
I stretch good before a workout session and inbetween sets ill do a quick strecth to help that blood flow..
10-03-2003, 09:49 AM #12
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.
10-03-2003, 09:51 AM #13Originally Posted by Testify
hehe just playing with ya
10-03-2003, 10:29 AM #14Originally Posted by bdtr
10-03-2003, 10:35 AM #15
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.
10-03-2003, 11:14 AM #16I can put both legs behind my head......
10-03-2003, 12:03 PM #17
I stretch after workouts. I was a gymnast and continued stretching and I haven't lost any flexibility.
10-03-2003, 12:57 PM #18Respected Member
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10-03-2003, 01:08 PM #19Originally Posted by Pheedno
10-03-2003, 01:16 PM #20Originally Posted by someday
10-03-2003, 02:22 PM #21
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
10-03-2003, 02:30 PM #22
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...
10-03-2003, 02:47 PM #23
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.
10-03-2003, 03:13 PM #24
I stretch before each workout. I also make sure I am properly warmed up prior to starting.
10-05-2003, 04:54 PM #25Originally Posted by Warrior
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