Article: Stretching Is BS

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    Interesting...
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    Awesome read! Thanks!
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    I don't stretch at all and I believe it's overrated but ...

    The article kind of slams "warm-ups" too. THAT - I do disagree with somewhat. I know some overdo warmups - but I can tell you, as a 50 year old man - they help.

    I really don't think the article takes into account "weakest link" kind of holistic thinking. Sure ... looking at a healthy muscle - maybe it doesn't need to be warmed up too much.

    However, what about a guy with herniated disks or chronic tendonitis - or any other of the innumerable ailments that afflict weight lifters? What about the fact that a warmup reacquaints your body with the proper form for completing an exercise before it's fully loaded to max capacity? I don't know anyone who weights a bar to 500 lbs and then performs a deadlift on it cold.

    Warmups have their place.
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    garbage read but that's just my opinion
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    Lots of contradictions including "Dynamic stretching is also unnecessary, though some of the most effective warm-up drills are dynamic stretches."

    How can a dynamic stretch as a warm-up be very effective but dynamic stretching be unnecessary?
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    my muscles always feel better when stretching after some hard cardio.. there's gotta be more to it cause it helps me feel less stiff
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