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Old 10-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
David Barnes Langston Jr
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Stretching after WOD

After I get done with my WOD, I don't see a lot of folks stretching out. Everybody is gasping, or gasping, coughing, and gagging (just me really), or just talking. I do a little prior to the WOD, just after warmup. I will do some about an hour after the workout, and again a few hours later. What is ideal for stretching?
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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Re: Stretching after WOD

If you have time and energy, it is a great thing to do. I would also incorporate foam rolling, band stretching, a lacrosse ball, etc into your pre and post-WOD 'stretching' routine. Check MobilityWOD (WFS) for great stretches, foam rolling techniques, and everything else related to mobility.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Re: Stretching after WOD

This is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. Most boxes I travel to do not do any sort of post WOD mobility or stretching. I require it. 5 minutes of foam rolling and/or a few banded shoulder stretches can make an enormous difference in recovery. We have rumble rollers, bands, lacrosse balls, Theracanes and knowledge. If you aren't seeing any trainer led, or at least encouraged stretching, ask why!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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Re: Stretching after WOD

I'll ask. I'm not familiar with most of the stretches you mentioned.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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Re: Stretching after WOD

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I'll ask. I'm not familiar with most of the stretches you mentioned.
Most of the items I mentioned are tools to aide in your mobility and recovery. Didn't meant to throw you off. I think a solid trainer will understand and communicate the importance of stretching post WOD. I would encourage you to bring it up to see why they aren't assisting you in that regard.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #6
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Re: Stretching after WOD

I used to work out at a box before work and hated the time crunch of getting to work on time. the 1st thing to go was the post WOD stretch and I would suffer for it.

Even just a little stretching goes a LONG way to aid in recovery.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:51 AM   #7
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Re: Stretching after WOD

I tend to see more boxes do the mobility WOD-ish stuff during their warmup than afterward.

Same with gymnastics classes. Far easier to make sure they get done rather than skipped.

After workout I tend to be hungry and think...time to eat and maybe take a shower beforehand (if going somewhere after gym).
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:45 AM   #8
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Re: Stretching after WOD

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What is ideal for stretching?
That depends

High-intensity or low-intensity training sessions, endurance or strength training, dynamic or static stretching, general training goal - depending on the answer, stretching can be incredibly beneficial or simply counterproductive.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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Re: Stretching after WOD

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That depends

High-intensity or low-intensity training sessions, endurance or strength training, dynamic or static stretching, general training goal - depending on the answer, stretching can be incredibly beneficial or simply counterproductive.
What would be a scenario in which stretching or mobility work would be counterproductive? I have little to no experience with stretching and mobility work, not trying to be a smart-a#$..thanx..
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #10
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Re: Stretching after WOD

Static stretching right before strength work has been shown to decrease muscles' ability to generate force.
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