Static stretching bad?
- 03-15-2012, 08:53 PM
- 03-16-2012, 08:44 AM
it can lower power output so do it after a workout. other then that its not bad at all. its just another tool in your toolbox.you can call me "ozzie" for short.
- 03-16-2012, 01:26 PM
Agreed with above statement. In addition, full Rom resistance training can be an effective method to enhance active range flexibility itself. I also don't think there have been too many studies showing a strong correlation between ss and reduced injury rates
03-16-2012, 03:01 PM
03-30-2012, 09:51 AM
04-01-2012, 05:21 PM
04-02-2012, 08:16 AM
Repeating something over and over doesn't make it correct.Studies published in both the British Medical Journal(1999) and the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine(2002)have found that static stretching has NO statistically significant effect on reducing muscle soreness or injuries.
A 2008 study of over 1,000 soldiers had half stretch and half not stretch found no difference in the frequency of injuries.
04-02-2012, 01:57 PM
04-02-2012, 02:34 PM
04-02-2012, 04:15 PM
04-02-2012, 04:44 PM
04-02-2012, 04:47 PM
04-02-2012, 04:56 PM
Warm up with dynamic stretching and mobility drills.
You can even work needed static stretching into the workout. For example, I work hip flexor stretches into my lower body workouts. I'll also put hip opening movements into my upper body workouts, or both as part of a core and fixator circuit at the end.
04-02-2012, 08:34 PM
To clarify I wasn't trying to say that static stretching had no positive uses or applications. Merely that the idea that static stretching reduces injuries or lessens DOMS isn't backed up by any scientific research which still no one in this thread has challenged. I'm not against static stretching by any means (though I think it's misused pretty much all the time), but the if the idea is you're decreasing your risk of injury by bending over and trying to touch your toes you're mistaken.
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