dont listen to bro science that says dont stretch cold
check out the book "stretching scientifically"
also it suggests doing dynamic stretches first thing in the morning before eating can be beneficial
dynamic stretching for the unaware is similar to doing slight warm up movements in a stretch position. Static is the more longer held and lengthening muscles stretches people think of when they say stretch. Both are good. I prefer to do joint rotations and range of motion movements pre-work out and static stretches post.
Originally Posted by Mindi912
STATIC stretching should never been done cold, you ALWAYS need to warm up the muscle or you run the risk of tearing it. Why do you think you have warm up sets?
I love doing yoga first thing in the morning
this. the muscle is just more supple after it's been heated. Think of a rubber band. If it's been in the fridge then stretched, it has a better likely hood that it'll snap as the elasticity is less. Hold it in your hands for 5-10 minutes and it's good to go. It's why some fighters like to train in hotter environments because it's also less likely you'll get hurt with a pull.
Nothing wrong with static as long as you know your limits.
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