I'm doing heavylifting and i don't want my joints and limbs stiff afterwards so which time is better to stretch?
Last edited by I_Esta_5; 08-04-2010 at 05:08 PM.
Before and after.
Some people will say stretching before lifting will reduce your ability to output force....
However, the study that found that was only testing 1 rep max's. For your normal, general training it would be best to properly stretch before and after. Do some research in to active isolation stretch methods, as they seem to work the best.
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Depends on what sources you read. I like after. Sometimes in between sets. Rarely do it before.
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i do dynamic stretches before, static stretches after
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Some studies claim that you are more prone to injury by stretching before. The reason is that stretching will lengthen tendons and ligaments, and strength movements shorten ligaments/tendons, and require tension in the ligaments/tendons for joint stability, especially in the knees. By relaxing these connective tissues, you decrease the stability of the joint. Dynamic activity is the preferred ROM warmup. I.E. Running in place with high knees for squats, instead of a static quad stretch.
Like soclydeza said. Dynamic before, static after (if necessary, but probably not). Stretch ROM frequently during daily activity for flexibility and general health.
Last edited by manowar669; 08-04-2010 at 07:44 PM.
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How about doing a quick 3-5 min warm up on an elliptical? Does that help to loosen up?