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Old 03-23-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
Bob Nesbit
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Hi all!

New to the Crossfit and loving it! Definetly opened my eyes to a whole new world.

Crossfit has a warm up, does it have a cool down? Any stretches or anything else to do at the end of a workout?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Old 03-24-2007, 06:09 AM   #2
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Bob, welcome and good question. In general CF is not a big proponent of static stretching. Super maximal range of motion does not necessarily translate to improved performance. If you have a range of motion deficit, post workout stretching is warranted. We usually statically stretch the hip flexors (using the Samson stretch) PRIOR to training. That should be the only static stretch prior to lifting. Ballistic stretching or range of motion drills will improve performance (think snatch balance, dropping into the "hole" in a squat), prior to training. I would say any program you want to use to statically stretch post WOD would be fine. Some good work/family safe links to flexibility training:

http://www.pandf.com.au/uploads/S&F_Sample_Pack.pdf

http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/...ec/stretching/

That last one has about everything you need to know about training for flexibility, and you don't have to spent $40 and call yourself "comrade".

Other methods related to flexibility, like soft tissue manipulation (with foam rollers, tennis balls, pvc pipe, the "stick", and lacrosse balls). Are worth looking into and have helped by chronically tight and trigger-pointed upper back.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:53 AM   #3
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That was pretty much what I was looking for. I am very inflexible all over and figured I could use some extra work at the end of the work outs to improve my flexibility.

Thanks for the help and the links.

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Old 03-24-2007, 11:05 AM   #4
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The second link is not currently working. Is there another link to this info?
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:40 AM   #5
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Try this one.

http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/...ec/stretching/
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:44 PM   #6
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Thanks Bob. That one works.
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Old 03-30-2007, 10:54 AM   #7
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Here's my favorite online stretching resource:

http://www.drillsandskills.com/stretching

It's w/f safe, unless you work for some loony anti-gymnastics conspiracy or something. It's created by Roger Harrell, who has given loads of good info and instruction to the crossfit community as well.

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