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Old 01-21-2019, 04:35 PM
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Active stretching and foam rolling > static stretching
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I should probably stretch from time to time...
you'll be glad you did, especially as you age. flexibility and ease of motion have become more important to me than strength gains alone in the last 10 years or so
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Stretching, to me, is like wearing a seatbelt. I know I should do it, but I don't like it.
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Stretching, to me, is like wearing a seatbelt. I know I should do it, but I don't like it.
"stretching" is so generic it's not useful. What are you trying to accomplish?
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"stretching" is so generic it's not useful. What are you trying to accomplish?
I cannot touch my toes. I should be able to.

I cannot go down as far as I used to on my squats. I want to.

I want to improve my front rack and need to be more flexible up top.
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I cannot touch my toes. I should be able to.

I cannot go down as far as I used to on my squats. I want to.

I want to improve my front rack and need to be more flexible up top.
This is basic stuff.

Squat more often, and try to touch your toes more.
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This is basic stuff.
Oh, I know. So is wearing a seat belt.

But I'm lazy.
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Oh, I know. So is wearing a seat belt.

But I'm lazy.
No you're not.

It's just not a priority for you.

In other news, I played Zelda, Link to the Past again this week. So good.
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Active stretching and foam rolling > static stretching
weird useless advice
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Active stretches are things like skips, lunges, jumping jacks, leg swings etc. static stretches are things like bending over to touch your toes. The former group of exercises are better/safer for warming up than the latter. After exercising you can do some static stretching, but foam rolling does pretty much the same thing plus more.
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