Saturday, October 22, 2011

Importance of stretching

10 things that will help you succeed in stretching

1. Synchronize your breathing with movement
2. Tune your nervous system to current conditions
3. Follow a logical anatomical order
4. Make gains in your range of motion without pain (I always tell my clint discomfort is ok, but you do not want to feel pain)
5. Stretch the fascia, not just the muscle
6. Use multiple planes of movement
7. Target the entire joint
8. Use traction for maximal lengthening
9. Facilitate body reflexes for optimal results
10. Adjust your stretching to your present goals

-Stretch to win - Fredrick and Fredrick

Below are some of my favourite stretches. Do each stretch twice holding for a minimum of 30s each. 

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