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Old 04-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #13
Janet Rosen
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Re: Static Stretching...

Carl Thompson wrote: View Post
I'm not saying "tradition" although it is perhaps related: why would you warm up any conventional muscles for use in an art that often purports not to use them? And I agree that "warming up" those muscles that you're trying not to use would not be achieved by stretching them.

Carl, how can you stand up, breathe, or reach for a can of peas (or your partner's wrist) without using muscles? Really...I am reminded of Tohei Sensei being asked to use ki to pick something up..he laughed and reached out and picked it up.

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