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Old 06-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #23
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Re: training in the long haul

That is exactly my experience Hilary.

I have seen other studies potentially correlating cold stretching with reductions in "strength". When you actually read the studies, or even just read the conclusions instead of a sensationalized headline, you find out something like the fact that "strength" for the purposes of biometrics research means something useless like ( max grip strength + max hamstring curl ) / 2 or the contractile potential of biopsied muscle tissue.

The reality facing any actual athlete, including martial artists, is that any drawbacks mobility training may pose are far, far outweighed by the potential disaster faced by those who train on bodies that are imbalanced, inflexible, and mechanically lazy.

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