Exercise Myths and Facts

Exercise Myths and Facts

Myth:

Always stretch before you work out.

Reality:

Several studies over the past few years have shown that what’s called static stretching— as in when you bend over and touch your toes for the count of 10 — actually makes you weaker and less stable in your workout.

The solution: 

Warm up with easy, no-weight sets of the exercises in your routine. See James Haskell recommended Warm up routine:

A recent study in the American Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that when athletes warmed up after stretching and then performed a test where they threw a heavy medicine ball, the correct warm-up procedure completely eliminated the weakening effects of the stretching process.

– Entry was posted on November 9th, 2015 by James Haskell
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