Thread: Does everyone Strech
11-02-2005, 09:41 PM #1
Does everyone Strech
How many of you actually sit there and strech for a full ten minutes prior to lifting? Or even after? How important is streching?
11-02-2005, 10:04 PM #2
Man my farts really are starting to smell bad.
As a matter of fat, I just had my fit test and my flexability sucked. I could only stretch 32cm
11-02-2005, 10:09 PM #3Originally Posted by soldier21
11-02-2005, 11:11 PM #4
i do flexability training seperate from my workouts. i notice it helps with soreness issues. but i stretch a particular muscle group on different days depending on when i trained them. i.e. if i trained legs monday, i will spend 10 mins stretching (gently, so i dont pull anything) on wednesday night before bed. chest +tris trained tuesday...then strech them on thurs...etc.
works for me, i seem to be fairly flexable and the morning after i stretch i dont feel as tight (my muscles, that is )
11-03-2005, 12:00 AM #5
I stretch the muscle I am working on in-between sets.
11-03-2005, 12:01 AM #6
Ha thanks for your advice I need to try something out because Im so not flexible and always sore. I feel like I need to be lubbed up all the time you know. Sounds like a great idea though. I feel at times that because I dont strecth often Im missing out on the full potential of growth. I just never get around to it because it does take up about 10 to 15 minutes you know. But I need to get my butt in gear and doing it.
11-03-2005, 12:06 AM #7
That was for xtinaunasty but thanks for the advice erndog I know what you mean I do that often but I dont really sit there and fully stretch it out. Its almost like a quick strech to get the bllod floowing a little bit better for me.
11-03-2005, 12:22 AM #8Originally Posted by soldier21
11-03-2005, 09:50 AM #9Originally Posted by erndog
11-03-2005, 10:00 AM #10Originally Posted by xtinaunasty
11-04-2005, 05:49 AM #11Originally Posted by 24labor
I built my foundation with lots of stretching and if anything it has helped me keep some sort of agility and a heavy body weight. But over the last year or so I have been using cardio to get warmed up and then incorporating light sets for the target muscle - to further warm the area and prepare connective tissue. Sometimes I do some light flyes in between heavy benches as I find it helps keep my delt area warm.
But the recent studies suggest stretching prior to heavy sets can decrease strength output - and it's better to stretch post workout.
11-05-2005, 11:39 AM #12
Yes, I stretch for five mins in the morning (all muscles everytime I stretch) 10 mins before working out, between sets (usually everyother to conserve time,) after the workouts for 5 mins and finally 5 mins before bed. It's been helping alot and I don't get at sore or cramped up.
11-05-2005, 01:26 PM #13Associate Member
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i never stretch. i figure i get loosened up enough or whatever before a workout because i have to walk over to the gym, and i have to walk home after which takes nearly an hour altogether! i get very little cramps or muscle soreness, but nothing i cant stand
11-06-2005, 12:52 PM #14
I stretch between sets and at the end of my workout.
I believe it's Parillo that proposed that this type of active stretching induced/encouraged muscle growth tru the stretching of the fascia.
I'm not sure tho... i could've read it somewhere else.
But it's what i do.
11-06-2005, 01:55 PM #15
i usually do a few warm up sets and other things with light weights to get my body ready to go
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