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  1. TheMightyMcClaw is online now
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    Posted On:
    11/10/2008 7:12pm

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    NY Times Article: Beware of Stretching

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/sp...in&oref=slogin

    I found this quite interesting - the thesis of the article is that static stretching actually inhibits athletic performance. As team captain of the UM BJJ club, one of my principle duties is running warmups, and hence stuff like this is quite relevant to me.
    It strikes me that as far as BJJ is concerned, there are certain static stretches which *do* have direct bearing on the sport, such as that between being able to pull a bent leg towards one's chest and playing guard.

    But in general, any thoughts?
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    That's a no-****-Sherlock article if I ever saw one. If there's one aspect of sports performance that is poorly understood by the unwashed, it's stretching.

    Don't get me wrong - static stretching for sure has it's place, just not right before a workout.
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  3. Kentucky Fried Chokin is offline
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    Posted On:
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    I've know that for a while. I use dynamic stretches before my workout and static ones afterwards.
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    Posted On:
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    I've been saying this over and over...
    Last edited by patfromlogan; 11/11/2008 4:05pm at .
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