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Old 06-27-2010, 11:01 PM   #4
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Re: NEVER STRETCH BEFORE CLASS! huh?

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Michael Varin wrote: View Post
I think it has been demonstrated scientifically that static stretching of cold muscles does decrease athletic performance.
Yep.

I advocate a combination of activities that warm the muscles and provide for gentle range of motion through each joint's normal range, which if done slowly and fully also ends up taking each muscle just to a gentle dynamic stretch w/o provoking a stretch reflex.

In reading Thomas' OP, it sounds like he is taking a pretty balanced approach that should not provoke problems nor cause microtears.

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