swanso5 wrote:joe, why not dynamic stetching yet...that would be the first thging i'd get him to do, albeit on a beginner level
mate simply moving more wuill free up your tight area's...static stretching is pretty overrated really...how many times during the day do you bend over to pick up a pen but hold that position for 30secs??
static stretching does have it 's place and yes before bed is best but try and do it in a warm room where you have a mild sweat for best results
you so it then because then the muscles can repair when your sleeping...when you stretch you are actually "tearing" the muscles although on a very microscopic scale
Don't get me wrong, I love dynamic stretching....
But for this persons level of percieved knowledge and size, if he is not instructed properly on the dangers of dynamic stretching , injury is more likely to happen to him. ( That is what I meant to try to convey)
If a large person has a novice and sedentary limberness to them they may not know the limits or designs on the proper bouncing or moving.
I would agree with you, if he was under supervision and instructed then dynamic is fine. he indicated he was a.) Large b.) a beginner c.) doing it at home alone so I factored those issues in my suggestion for him as best as possible on a message board.
p.s. I love reading your suggestions to people here, you are very knowledgable and helpful. keep up the great work for sure.