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Old 09-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #137
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Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly View Post
You've been around these boards since 2008 and have not read my numerous posts on dynamic stretching vs static stretching? I've already made all the points that you have mentioned here (in your paragraph above). I don't believe that there is anyone on these boards that has advocated a dynamic warmup rather than employing static stretches prior to tennis or exercise more than I have.

However, I do see a value in pre-exercise dynamic stretching (as part of a dynamic warmup) and post-exercise static stretching. The latter supposedly has long term effects on flexibility. You appear to be saying that warming up and dynamic stretches are not really all that important. With age, it has become apparent to me that this is not so.

You might be taken more seriously if you improved your communication skills and did not go around attacking others in an effort to prove your superiority.
I believe the USTA trainer's have the players do a dynamic warmup including dynamic stretching then static streching after playing. The studies I posted show that dynamic before or static before does nothing to improve muscle performance, muscle doms and prevent injury. If u r a USTA CAT then u follow their guidelines. If your goal is to increase your flex then do static after playing or training. I did stretching in 1999 and improved from average to above average in the sit and reach test. Guess what it had zero effect on my cycling, tennis, lifting or my myscle doms or prevented any injury. I only attack when I get attack first never started a fight when I played hockey I only finish them. Warmup is all mental so just break a sweat with jumperope before playing and think about your game plan. After the match do a light cooldown 60 percent of your max hr for 15-20 mins to releive muscle stiffness.
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