is stretching important?????

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  1. build420

    build420 New Member

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    i don't usualy stretch before workin out, so my question is do i really need to stretch before i workout?
     
  2. Go Away

    Go Away TID Board Of Directors

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    bot?
     
  3. Gms585

    Gms585 VIP Member

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    I stretch every morning after my AM cardio. I have a full body routine with like 15-20 motions in it. Every Mon-Sat. If I am feeling extra stiff I will do a second round of stretching after lifting when I get home. I think it should be done everyday if you are physically active at all.
     
  4. LITTLEMAGS

    LITTLEMAGS VIP Member

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    never stretch BEFORE...if you think of your muscle as a rubber band and its COLD...what happens? snaps....good rule of thumb is to stretch when your warmed up and or after training...
     
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  5. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    Short answer... nope.
     
  6. Yomo

    Yomo VIP Member

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    I find dynamic stretching to be much better, especially for shoulders. But I still floss my calves, as well as utilize rolling with a tennis ball to remove tension in my chest, glutes, triceps, and forearms pre workout. I only really use static stretches when specifically targeting the piriformis muscle area, as this has recently been a lifesaver in terms of lower back wear and tear. And I only foam roll my quads/hamstrings following sessions and days off.
     
  7. CFM

    CFM VIP Member

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    Always stretch a 'warmed up' muscle. Never a cold muscle. Stretching correctly reduces injury, soreness and improves not only performance, also improves the look and quality of the muscle(s).
     
  8. Littleguy

    Littleguy TID Board Of Directors

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    no not before, but stretching in general will make life easier and better in and out of the gym, especially when you get older
     
  9. BackAtIt

    BackAtIt MuscleHead

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    Fascia expansion would be my main reason...It restricts muscle growth from what I hear...What are you trying to achieve, hypertrophy or hyperplasia or both?....
     

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