Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Yeah, but who has this kind of time?

"Negative effect of static stretching restored when combined with a sport specific warm-up component"- Taylor et al, Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport '09.

Static stretch, then negate the neural inhibition caused by the static stretch with a dynamic warmup.

Save the static stretching for the recovery/restoration phase; you'll get more out of it.  I know the so called "science" behind the "stretching a cold muscle is better" movement.  They are treating muscle and fascia as it is a plastic or metal, and not the living biologic tissue that is.


Ryan Maloney said...

Hi Joe,

Thanks for all the great information. Do you have an e-mail address I could reach you at for a personal question if you have time? Thanks!

Ryan Maloney

Joe Przytula said...

Ryan and others- you can contact me through i think you have to set up an account but its free-would give you my email address but there are too many spammers lurking.