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Old 03-06-2013, 08:01 PM   #7
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Static stretching, foam rolling, warmup cardio like rowing/treadmills (etc.), cold baths/showers, using ice...
yes with the exception of pre-work out static stretching.

Static stretching "weakens" a muscle temporarily...not a good idea before strength training....more dynamic warm ups are better.

Save static stretching for off-days or before bed, etc.

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One of the reasons I ask is that I've managed to tweak (hopefully not injure) what is probably a hip flexor, and I don't do any of those things. I've been squatting since I began this journey, and have done more weight than the set that this happened in, I warmup up (with lighter squat sets) like I always do, was trying to be aware of form (as always)... so it was a bit strange that is suddenly happened, last week.
Yeah, I herniated 2 discs using a less than maximum weight... bad form and tight hips...bad combo!

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But could it still be a lack of prehab work, and yeah, while I'm asking, the main question is, should every lifter (or particular lifters?) do any of those things? Is it just a good idea in general?
The pre-hab and recovery stuff is important and will become more iimportant as you age.
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