here's something I don't have a lot of knowledge about which is why i'm an inflexible bastard. how much do you stretch for your workouts before or after. I know a lot of people warm up but don't necessarily stretch. Just wondering because would excess stretching as if I was getting ready to go running or somethin be detrimental to my ability to lift? had to ask because it's beginning to get annoying to have to run into a doorway so I can squat up and down to scratch my back because my hand can't reach it any more. And i'm not even big.. So I can't imagine how it much be for some of you that are like 200lbs 12%bf
You guys stretch... Is that an accusation!?!?
I'm terrible for stretching too... I hate stretching.. It's boring... I'm still fairly flexible though... Playing waterpolo has helped that alot.
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If you do stretch, after is the best time. Not only will you help recovery and flexibility, reduce injuries, and help your body out but there's been studies that say you can get almost 20% stronger from stretching after a strength training session. Seems like it's worth it to me.
yeah i stretch my legs after each workout, and i stretch my entire body once a week and do alot of rehab work on sunday, working out all the kinks
flexibility has always been a strong suit for me and i love being flexibile it cuts down on injuries and in other areas of the bed room ...lol
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i used to stretch for a good 15 minutes after every workout, but since ive gained so much size in such a short space of time, it would be very bad idea to stretch right now, my skins getting torn up as it is...but yeh its great for preventing injury if its done correctly, an also good for muscle endurance
How is streching good for muscular endurance?
I strech after running and after practice and on off days when i am feeling a little tight.
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I stretch afterwards.
your muscles are flexed when stretching, its resistence training as wellOriginally Posted by laxguy1028
I do warmup sets pre workout, stretch after
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I do a lot of light warmup sets. If I don't do them, my strength is always less.
I so stretch the hammies a bit on legs day. Otherwise, not too much stretching.
i stretch usually after i train when i do remember.
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ook.. so it seems the general concensus is to stretch after. I guess i'll make sure I do that then.
normally bench days I just stretch my tricep out a little.
and leg days I do a mile warm up on the bike and then stretch out before my first set of squats.