Posted On Monday, 18th October 2010 at 06:16
I thought we were past the static stretching in warm ups- but I can still see it being done. In fact it is being taught in core P.E. sessions in schools, so the kids are being misinformed from the start. Track and Field Athletes also don’t mind a static stretch at the beginning of the session.
I prefer movement, both in and out of the gym as part of the warm up. Lunge patterns, skip patterns, ball skills, shoulder work, an increase in body temperature, heart rate, respiration and perhaps more importantly a narrowing of attention into the upcoming session.