The TRUTH About Stretching
- Weakens the muscles for up to 30 minutes after stretching (athletes generated less force from their leg muscles after static stretching than they did after not stretching at all)
- Decreases muscle strength by as much as 30 percent
- Reduces strength in the leg that’s not being stretched, most likely because the central nervous system rebels against the movements.
The right warm up needs to both warm up the body and lubricate muscles and tendons. The best way to do this is with “Dynamic Stretching.” These stretches are actually specific movements that loosen up muscles, increasing blood flow and body temperature. Today, I’ll guide you through a 5-min warm-up that uses dynamic stretching to warm muscles, and dilate blood vessels so your body can pull oxygen from the bloodstream more efficiently and use stored muscle fuel more effectively.
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