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Old 06-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #11
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I foam roll daily using a rumble roller.

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I also stretch my lower back daily with some stretches my chiro showed me. I also do squat stretches daily and do alot of hanging from my pull up bar using versagripps. I simply cannot function under a bar unless i stretch beforehand. I usually try to warm up on the bike for a few minutes so that I am not stretching stone cold.
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I don't do a damn thing for mobility, or do any foam rolling. I had a roller I used occasionally, but we lost it in our last move.

For warmups I just swing my legs around for a few minutes on squat/deadlift days then get to it, always starting with the bar. For upper body I just do some shoulder circles then get on with it.

I don't have a problem with rolling and mobility work, and as I get older and start to have issues I'll certainly make use of both, but I find that when I squat a lot I never really get tight.

There is one thing to consider though. I did P90X a few years back, and through the course of the program I developed freaky flexibility. I mean I could, with no warm up, touch my palms to the floor with completely locked knees. Ever since then, even with basically no stretching, I've managed to maintain most of this flexibility. Once I'm warm I can still touch the ground no problems. So I guess I have more natural flexibility than the average guy.

Just another example of how we're all different.
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For warmups I just swing my legs around for a few minutes on squat/deadlift days then get to it, always starting with the bar. For upper body I just do some shoulder circles then get on with it.
This is almost exactly me, as well. Add in the occasional bout of bodyweight lunge-stretch things or the odd bodyweight squat or two, and some shoulder dislocations on upper body day, and that IS exactly me as well.

I've entertained the idea of stretching, per se, and foam rolling, etc. I guess if I ever need it, the option's there.

ANd now I think about it, I've been more flexible than most people, for years as well. Not sure how or why, but there it is.
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I do 30 mins of stretching after every workout and foam roll when im particularly sore. I should do more though.
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There's some evidence that soft tissue mobilization (foam rolling) can reduce DOMS and improve the length-tension relationship of the muscle you're rolling by re-aligning fibers that get all janky from sitting and heavy lifting. I'm not entirely convinced, but it certainly isn't detrimental. If certain areas are tight or bothersome (quads, glutes, adductors for many) then it may be beneficial. A lacrosse ball over 'knots' will probably help though.

As for mobility/stretching, I believe it should be done only on areas that need work. Most people don't need to simply stretch their quads, but mobilize the bottom of a deep squat position where a ton of people have restrictions whether they realize it or not.
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