- 02-23-2006, 02:57 PM
- 03-05-2006, 05:10 PM
07-29-2006, 12:25 PM
I started doing very deep stretching after working that particular muscle for a few months now and the results have been incredible, I am getting stronger every workout and the i am putting size on a steady rate (i am a natty), beeze has been doing the same stretches if i remember correctly. Go check it out @ intensemuscle.com under extreme stretches sticky, there painful but they work, JMO and feedback using them.
07-29-2006, 12:43 PM
I've just started using a foam roller myself. Do you know of any good stretches for the shoulders? I've had a hard time finding any information on this particular joint with regards to foam rolling, beyond what was shown in a T-mag article awhile back.Originally Posted by BobbyRay
08-07-2006, 09:00 PM
05-31-2007, 08:30 PM
Brennon knows what he's talkin 'bout. Many people have an anterior pelvic tilt, which will make the hamstrings feel tight, because they're in a lengthened position. Strengthen and tighten them, stretch the quads and hip flexors.
Anyway, i only (dynamically) stretch before my workouts.
05-31-2007, 08:50 PM
06-02-2007, 05:44 PM
DC stretches after training and full body stretches before BJJ. I can easily do the splits laterally and vertically, which has helped out my submission game immensely.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-05-2007, 12:25 PM
I could start another thread but here it is
how long is your PR stretch and what exercise?
For back.Hanging widegrip stretch with a 45 attached to a belt 1:05
Incline Db fly stretch 1 min
havnt timed the others.
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06-13-2007, 03:56 PM
06-13-2007, 07:03 PM
quad stretch 2 mins 20 secs
Sddl with just the bar stretch 2 mins
shoulder out from sythe 3 mins
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06-27-2007, 08:43 AM
06-27-2007, 10:56 AM
I stretch for about 5 minutes everyday before my workout. I also find myself stretching specific muscle groups when I get home from my workout if I feel especially tight.
11-16-2007, 12:32 PM
Don't stretch "RIGHT" before resistance training
Stretching for flexibility is great and for "some" needed. It's already been mentioned here that it's best to stretch after a workout, but I'll re-emphasize it. I could have summarized a strength & conditioning research article in my own words to sound like a genius like those chemists do when they talk about nomenclatures, but I decided against it. Here's the research article's link, its a heck of a long read, so unless you are truly fascinated by exercise science or have a personal vested interest in the effects of stretching on "PERFORMANCE" don't even bother. It's not a glancer article.
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11-29-2007, 08:51 AM
12-14-2007, 11:39 PM
I use to practice karate and my sensei honed in on the importance of stretching.. all that went out myear as soon as I finished. Now I am really appreciating the importance of it. Improved flexibility and less soreness allows me to train harder the next day, and that's why I do it. My schedule doesn't allow me to slack and take too many days off just because I'm a bit sore.
Those who mentioned the foam roller - it is so painful, especially on the sides of your legs, but doing it consistently and often makes it more manageable.. I grit my teeth and force it to roll on the toughest parts.. no pain no gain, lol
12-15-2007, 09:53 AM
My massage therapist informed me that she recently learned that it takes a good stretch and to hold it for two minutes for a good release. Not cold obviously.
Amor Est Vitae Essentia,
12-15-2007, 10:01 AM
I never stretch before I workout... I believe my muscles are right when I get to then (unless I am injured or feeling stiff).
I stretch about 3-5 hours afterwards.
12-15-2007, 04:46 PM
01-04-2008, 02:16 PM
I don't think there has ever been a study showing that stretching before exercise is beneficial in any way. But there are studies out there that show it is beneficial to stretch after exercise.
02-01-2008, 04:57 PM
Believe it or not, hard stretching afterwards helped me get through my last plateau as I hadn't been doing it up until then..
03-07-2008, 07:51 PM
over strecthing is my biggest problem. I used to strecth 3-4 times a day for 45 minutes. I now have incredible flexibility but a bad right hammy that wont heal. For athletes perfect hamstring flexibility is defined as being able to touch ure toes. I have gone far beyond that and i think im just gonna let it heal and stop strecthing for a while.
03-07-2008, 07:55 PM
06-15-2008, 02:58 PM
I never stretch. I can see the point if you're stiff as ****, but I'm still able to put both my legs behind my neck and stretch my hamstrings standing from a plateau and touching the ground, so I reckon I don't need them. Also I think that if you're too flexible, you could increase the risk of injury by loosing some of your stability. Can't really prove that though.
07-28-2008, 12:14 PM
It is funny that people who are flexible will tell you not to stretch before you workout. If i don't stretch my groin, hams and hip flexors before i squat i am not going to get much acomplished. If i don't stretch my hip flexors before benching my arch is going to suffer. If i don't stretch my hams before i deadlift my back hurts a little.
Some of us who are a little older, a little bigger, and a little more beat up need to stretch just to lift.
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