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    Stretching !!!

    Hi Guys,

    Just a few pointers here on the different kinds of stretches that can be performed in the gym. All useful when it comes to preventing muscle tightening.

    1. Static Stretching
    This is the most basic form of stretching. An example would be stretching down to touch your toes and then holding this position for several seconds.


    2. Ballistic Stretching
    An example of ballistic stretching would be to reach this same toe-touching position and then to bounce forward and backward to stretch the muscles and ligaments that little bit more.


    3. Dynamic Stretching
    Dynamic stretching is a more loose and gentle movement and is usually specific to the exercise that is about to be performed. A typical example would be that of lying on your back and mimicking the bench press immediately prior to actually performing the exercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmuscle
    d mimicking the bench press immediately prior to actually performing the exercise.
    Never stretch before an exercise it has negative effcts. You need to stretch regularly in order for it to have any usefullness. Warming up is different then stretching.
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    Stretching

    Warming up and stretching are two different things thats true. The weight free bench press that I described was a brief example of a light stretch for the triceps and pecs.

    Something that I have found helps to make my muscles more fluid before lifting.

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    run and stretch to warm up is an outdated and wrong maxim

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    Wink Stretching

    Well its a maxim that a lot of athletes still adhere to. And one that is allowing records to continue to be broken.

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    Well, what's 'wrong' for one person could be just fine for another. For example, for someone who does 500 lb. working weight squat sets, that person should probably do a lot of warm up sets with that exercise. For someone working with, say, 50 lb. working weight squat sets, warming up with a lower weight for the same exercise isn't very important, and just stretching and running might be good enough for that person.

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    Well , I always do a 5-10min low hearth rate cardio warm up on every weight day I do , and I couldnt do it any way else. My hearth rate goes up to about 135 and after that I do 3-4 static exercises to warm up . I really need to do this since I dislocated my shoulder a year ago , it really relaxes it for some reason.

    Like I said , this works great for me and Im having suprisingly good results with my lifting weights as well as good physical results.
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    Yep think the thing to remember is that what is good for one person may not be good for someone else. Oh and Always warm up

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmuscle
    Yep think the thing to remember is that what is good for one person may not be good for someone else. Oh and Always warm up

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    The only catch is stretching before lifting is bad for everybody!





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    Well stretching keeps myself and a lot of athletes fluid and toned

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    No doubt...after lifting and before a cardio w/o maybe....

    I feel that warming up lightly and "getting the blood flowing" is plenty pre lifting...Explain what brings you to the conclusion that stretching before lifting is a good idea...just be ready for loads of contradicting studies and evidence!





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    what negative effects does stretching have on your body? Its moving your limbs in an extended or full range of motion.

    Stretching though does not have any positive effects on phyisical activity. Most studies suggests stretching is not mandatory and performance is not increased or decreased.

    Most studies show weight warmups are more than sufficient for any type of phyisical activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machher
    Most studies show weight warmups are more than sufficient for any type of phyisical activity.
    Exacly...thing is, stretching causes tears to the muscles similar to what they will later endure during lifting....pointless IMO





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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadBolt
    Never stretch before an exercise it has negative effcts. You need to stretch regularly in order for it to have any usefullness. Warming up is different then stretching.
    negative effects?

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