Stretchings effects on lifting?

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    Stretchings effects on lifting?


    have a read:
    Bodybuilding.com - Evan Waters - Stretching: Great For Yoga, Not Sports!

    leave opinions... I find this is very interesting... and kindve irritating now that I've read it...

    what do you guys do who lift?

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    Hmm,
    to be honest I normally do the standard steching... however, I knwo for a fact I never really strech every muscle I use not to mention some of the support ones.

    That is what warm up set are for IMO... would I still do the normal streching of course why take risks but I don't think "everyone" streches all the muscles they use.
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    I use static stretching on off days or after cardio. Definitely not preworkout though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtp217 View Post
    I use static stretching on off days or after cardio. Definitely not preworkout though.
    I always stretch 10 mins into a cardio session after my muscles nice and warm, and then bring the pain with the 400m sprints. However I never stretch pre-lifting, I usually don't do warm-up sets either, I wouldn't suggest it to everyone, but it works for me.

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    How is using prolonged static stretching before your sprint workout any different then doing it prelifting?
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    Avoiding stretching makes you more prone to injury. There are numerous benefits from stretching. You can't read one person's research article and automatically site it as an absolute truth.
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    Static stretching prior to physical activity is a bad idea. So says the most current exercise literature. Dynamic stretching, however, is the tits.

    So, dynamic stretching prior to lifting/sprinting, and static stretching after.
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    warm up in the beginning and incorporate dynamic strching when possible, use static stretching when finished lifting
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