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Old 06-29-2013, 06:11 PM   #24
Janet Rosen
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Re: training in the long haul

I have also seen studies - and I'm sorry, I don't keep a cache of links - saying that static stretching of cold muscles makes them more prone to microtears.
Here's a google search page:
Personally cold stretching never did improve my on the mat experience, while general movement, range of motion, rocking into rolling, and tai sabaki do.

Hey, I know it's a minority view and I know most of the folks in my dojo are hooked on long static stretching before training.

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