Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Stigma Of Stretching

Someday, it will be okay to say "stretching" again without qualifying it as "mobility work"...

Stretching feels good. Stretching is a way to relieve tension and stress. Stretching is a way to safely explore new ranges of motion.

As with anything, you need to start where you can and slowly, progressively add resistance, weight, range of motion, and speed (if these are goals).

Last night's "Stretching WAD"


Anonymous said...

I agree wholeheartedly. It seems that camps have gotten really dogmatic about stretching. Stretching is also good as an anatomy lesson or sorts. I can often only tell which muscles are most affected by a certain exercise when I stretch a day or so later. This is especially true in my upper back and helps me avoid overtraining.

Boris said...

Definately is great proprioception work too. Thank you.