To Stretch or not to Stretch?

To Stretch or not to Stretch?

In Stretching: The Truth, an article published in the NY Times last week, the case is made for dynamic stretching over static stretching prior to a workout. Dynamic stretching means using a movement itself to increase range of motion in a muscle or joint rather than holding your body in a static position. During our warm-ups we normally do a combination of dynamic stretches (movements) and static stretches. Personally, I believe that a combination of both (after a good warm-up that includes movements like windmills, lunges and squats) is the best way to ready the body for higher intensity training. What do you think? If you are one of our super-flexible peeps, how did you get that way? Dynamic, or static, or both? Post in comments.

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Janine demonstrates both strength and flexibility in her L pull-up.


Today’s Workout

Pull Up Ladder
With a continuously running clock, do one pull-up the first minute, two pull-ups the second minute, three pull-ups the third minute… continuing as long as you are able.
– Use as many sets each minute as needed.


BURPEE CHALLENGE
Today is 28 burpees. Bring it!
“Buy-In” – 406 Burpees

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