So I overheard a trainer yesterday...re: stretching

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  1. SVZ

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    He said not to stretch during your workout..he explained it but I couldn't hear it.

    I've never heard this before...any merit to it?
     
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    stretch after your workout.
     
  3. PcH

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    Don't stretch cold muscles is what I say
     
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    warm up sets before lifting, lift, stretch.
     
  5. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    i lightly stretch after first warm up set and thats it
     
  6. SVZ

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    I'll do a quick stretch between sets sometimes, no more than once per workout...just like...u know grabbing on to a bar and twisting and stretching out the chest for example...I don't mean like full on stretching. That can't be bad can it?

    Is it to avoid injury?
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    he purpose of the present study was to clarify the effect of static stretching on muscular performance with concentric isotonic muscle actions under various loads. METHODS: Concentric isotonic leg extension power outputs were assessed in 12 healthy male subjects after two types of pre-treatment. The pre-treatments included 1) static stretching (SS) treatment performing static stretching of leg extensors, and 2) non-stretching (NS) treatment by resting in a sitting position. Loads during the assessment of the power output were set to 5%, 30% and 60% of the maximum voluntary contractile (MVC) torque with isometric leg extension in each subject. RESULTS: The peak power output following the SS treatment was significantly (P<0.05) lower than that following the NS treatment under each load. CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated that static stretching significantly reduces power output with concentric isotonic muscle actions under various loads. This result suggests that static stretching decreases power performance. (author abst.)
     
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    Dynamic stretches pre workout... static post.
     
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    First it was thought that static stretching is the shit
    Then they abandoned that and realized dynamic is better

    Finally, they've compromised on BOTH

     
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    All I'm saying is Frank Zane wrote in his book that he stretches the muscle he is working out after every single set...

    Don't give a fuck if you think it's wrong or right, just posting what he said in his books.

    i.e.

    Do one set of bicep curls, stretch your bicep for 15 seconds.
    Rest
    Repeat
     
  12. >DRIVEN<

    >DRIVEN< Hi

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    I do this sometimes on chest days
     
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    no stretching or warmup. load the bar with 1rm for first set right as i walk into the gym
     
  14. RollinDollos

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    book was written 11 years ago bro.
     
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    This.
     
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