Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Don't Forget To Stretch

Stretching is one of the most important pieces of training. Not only does it prevent injury, but it enhances movement. My recommendation is to do passive, static and ballistic stretching. After warming up, do some light stretches, holding the stretch 10-20 seconds. When getting ready to kick to some dynamic stretches (i.e. crescents, straight leg to chest) to prepare the body to kick. After training, grab a partner and have them push your body or leg for some passive stretching. Breath slowly and focus on relaxing. As you exhale go a little deeper. If you don't have partner, use a belt or strap to pull yourself into deeper stretches.

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