Bonnie wrote:Welcome back Lu..the windmills are great, but static stretching should only be done at the end of your workout.Though I must admit I do see about 70 - 80 % of my gym doing them before workouts, unfortunately it is not my place to correct that.
That's what I thought too, BUT in Flexibility Training defined as the normal extensibility of all soft tissues that allow full range of motion, in my case Corrective Flexibility as I try to lessen the impact of muscle imbalances and altered joint motion, Self - Myofascial Release (to soften tender spots) and Static Stretching to lengthen tight soft tissue, is recommended before a workout. Stretching before and after working out is highly recommended. I'm sure there may be many opinions on this....my source is a leader in personal training certification.
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