The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Hamstring soreness and stretching

    I am currently in the process of recovering from my hamstring workout 2 nights ago. My hams are very sore but I am not sure if I should stretch during this recovery "growth" period.

    Obviously I can hardly touch my shins (ouch!). Should I stretch or wait until the soreness diminishes before stretching?

    thanks,

    Mattlock

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    hammin'
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    Not sure about safety... as long as it doesn't hurt too bad. I find that stretching when you're sore temporarily alleviates the pain
    They say that when your ships comes in
    The first man takes the sails
    Second takes the afterdeck
    The third: the planks and rails.

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    Stretching while cold is a bad idea, any time. If you want to feel better, do some general cardio to get the blood flowing, and then some active recovery for the part in question. Whether or not this actually help recovery, and as far as I understand, it does, it sure as hell makes it feel better once you get past the inital pain.

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