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PROTRACK » GENERAL » Is it time to do away with stretching?

Is it time to do away with stretching?

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1 Is it time to do away with stretching? on Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:18 pm


I really like these articles, they seem to come from a very unbiased viewpoint.

It is a bit quiet on here, just thought some people may like something to read.

2 Re: Is it time to do away with stretching? on Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:15 am


Stretching might be overrated. I can vaguely remember an ex AFL coach (with a sports science background) saying maybe its not necessary to stretch, you don't see rabbits, dogs, cats etc warm up before they sprint after something!!!!!

3 Re: Is it time to do away with stretching? on Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:37 pm


Legendary coach Butch Roberts (trainer of dual Stawell Gift winner Barry Foley) use to say that you never saw a cheetah stretch for before it sprinted off. He didn't have anything against stretching per se, it was more, the time athletes took to stretch that irked him.

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4 Stretching on Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:24 am


Stretching [ static ] after racing/workout has been out of fashion in fitness centres for some time. Not saying this is right as these things change on a regular basis. 'Experts' believe that only way to warm down is by rollers or massage. On the flip side it is incredible the number of athletes who do a static stretch before competing. I can understand old athletes where old habits are hard to change or uncoached athletes but others is hard to comprehend.

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