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Old 03-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #21
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While I do not think stretching is worthless, I do think that it is highly over rated and very misunderstood.

I rarely stretch preworkout as I feel that rotational exercises loosen me up much better. I do some static stretching post workout as I like to maintain the flexibility that I do have and I enjoy the range of motion that comes with it.
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While I do not think stretching is worthless, I do think that it is highly over rated and very misunderstood.

I rarely stretch preworkout as I feel that rotational exercises loosen me up much better. I do some static stretching post workout as I like to maintain the flexibility that I do have and I enjoy the range of motion that comes with it.
You are right in line with most pro personal trainers including Pavel Tsatsouline.

Most educated AND experienced kinesiologists would say the same as you did.

Basic limbering pre-workout and some basic ROM post-workout is all you need. Too much flexibility actually makes you weaker and is counterproductive to strength training.
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Since I started yoga 2 years ago I've never felt better. Now I know yoga is more than stretching but it has fixed imbalances, increased mobility etc.

Clients who have mobility issues also benefit from both static and dynamic stretching.

I'm not sure how anyone can think increased ROM is a bad thing.
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Since I started yoga 2 years ago I've never felt better. Now I know yoga is more than stretching but it has fixed imbalances, increased mobility etc.

Clients who have mobility issues also benefit from both static and dynamic stretching.

I'm not sure how anyone can think increased ROM is a bad thing.
The idea seems to be that flexibility beyond the required ROM for your sport, while maintaining good technique, is overkill and can actually lead to ligament damage, overstretching, and lack of power.
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