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Old 06-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #25
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Re: training in the long haul

Actually I agree with you Janet. I think if you can do so, why not do other warm-up activities before stretching to avoid doing it "cold"? The only problem that people run into is the need to do their mobility when they can find time throughout the day, which usually results in some cold work for people with kids, full time jobs, etc.. As a coach I would rather see people do the work than skip it because they can't do it under ideal conditions. Also I think that the research on cold stretching has generally degraded people's opinion of other kinds of stretching and mobility work in general, which is really going to cost the folks who use that research to skip out on a core discipline in the game of lifelong training.
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