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08-20-2011, 08:28 AM
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trtaylor
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Originally Posted by Guffaw View Post
Sorry guys I'm going to have to disagree there. Static stretch warm muscles only. Pre game I do dynamic stretching to help get my core temperature up, leg swings front to back, side to side, trunk rotations, etc.

If you are static stretching (stretch and hold) cold muscles before workouts or games you aren't helping yourself. It can leave muscles tighter, can lead to injury, and can actually hurt your on ice performance. Static stretch only after your muscles are warm. Any trainer/exercise physiologist that knows anything will tell you the same.

Static stretch after workouts and games.
I understand where you are coming from regarding the use of static stretching.

However, the soft tissue/flexibility work (not the same as static stretching) is very important, especially as us guys get older.

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