Static Stretching

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  1. Chalkitup

    Chalkitup New Member

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    I was under the understanding that static stretching was detrimental during your workout due to it relaxing the muscles and inhibiting your strength. Then I was watching Levrone's vid and noticed him getting assistance to stretch out his chest and I was confused.

    Can anyone clarify this for me?

    Link for those that haven't seen it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCft-uNRrbE
     
  2. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    detrimental is a overkill way to describe it me thinks. maybe not the best, but better than not stretching at all? who cares really, seems to be working for him :dunno:

    splitting hairs man.
     
  3. Chalkitup

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    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=464853

    Read the rest of the article too its very interesting and certainly doesn't make it seem like splitting hairs to me.

    Anyone able to offer an educated/experienced reasoning?
     
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    He should bench even more without stretching
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    that's because bodybuilders are dumb
     
  6. Chalkitup

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    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle...D997092A2956B9D.hydra?article=04-001-training

    Part I

     
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    So I was right in being confused. I guess you could assume he didn't stretch it too much :hs:
     
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    is there an article on dynamic stretching? seems like static is more of a post work out stretch
     
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    grampositivecocci New Member

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    I PERSONALLY take a long time in my warmups and avoid stretching. I do that on my off days.
     
  11. MaineSucks

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    you are looking more for a dynamic warmup - I did a little breakdown of some Magnificent Mobility warmups (by Eric Cressey) - and its on the F&N file share. I didnt breakdown the whole DVD, but I broke down a good warm up for people.
     
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    cool, i'll get that. thanks
     
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    Not only does it decrease strength levels, but it also increases the chance for injury. When stretching for my martial arts workout, I would do the same thing I use for weight lifting: Dynamic stretches (leg swings, torso twists, alternating splits, shoudler whirls, etc.) and then at the end I do static stretching for 20-30 mins. Another good thing about doing dynamic stretching before a workout is it helps to warm up the neuromuscular pathways that increase your coordination, and thusly, your strength. It closer resembles weightlifting movements than static stretching.
     
  14. MaineSucks

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    you realize that thusly is a word used by the uneducated to sound educated, right?
     
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    Fattiefalldown t(-.-t)

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    College professors don't seem to have much of an issue with it :wiggle:
     
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    I don't care if it loses strength or not, I've always stretched between sets and always will.
     
  17. Damnation

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    you could have just used "thus in turn"
     
  18. Damnation

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    so upon entering the gym, what do you guys do? a little cardio than dynamic stretching?

    i just read maine's edited dynamic workout...
     
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    seems to me stretching after a workout is a good idea
     
  20. Damnation

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    aren't you supposed to stretch before and after anyways?
     
  21. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    i prefer EQIs over passive stretching
     
  22. MaineSucks

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    A kid in my freshman lit class used it and the teacher lectured him (and us) for 10 minutes about why it shouldnt be used.
     
  23. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Thusly was introduced in the 19th century as an alternative to thus in sentences such as Hold it thus or He put it thus. It appears to have first been used by humorists, who may have been echoing the speech of poorly educated people straining to sound stylish. The word has subsequently gained some currency in educated usage, but it is still often regarded as incorrect. A large majority of the Usage Panel found it unacceptable in an earlier survey. In formal writing thus can still be used as in the examples above; in other styles this way, like this, and other such expressions are more natural.
     
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    [][][] what makes you think i wont cut you

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    i dont even know what the diff is between the two, i never knew it mattered, thusly i will go on as i did before

    did i use the word right?
     
  25. Fattiefalldown

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    :rofl:
    Alrighty, guess I'll never use thusly ever again... I thought this was F&N, not ENG101.
    R.I.P. thusly.
     
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