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I love my cool down time... I need to work on my warm up time!!
We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly
very old article but still relevant
good info to know
Managing expectations is very important.
It's worthwhile coming back to these articles every now and then to remind ourselves about the importance of stretching. I forget ever so often until I begin to feel a twitch of pain here and there...and after more than 36 years of exercising, I should know better, right??
I am trying to stretch more and many times during the day. My body has been aching and sore lately. Trying to get it to relax some.
I'm thankful I found this article because with all the pre-choreographed fitness classes I have been taking, as that is the large bulk of group fitness offering at my gym, and how some university athletes turned personal trainers turned fitness instructors design class, I thought I was simply getting old, soft, and prefer "the old school" way of a warm up, cool down, & stretching segment to my exercise. It makes more sense to me and works better for my body.
Thank you for this article! I've saved it as a reminder to myself.
This is good information for anyone with a fitness goal, whether it's to lose weight, or gain muscle.
Seems most commented on the stretching section, which is great, but the instant gratification item is so important as well. So many (including myself) want to give up when the scale doesn't move as quick as we think it should.
I've been exercising to Leslie Sansone DVDs for years and that is one thing she always stresses (warm-up, cool down and stretch) so I have carried those practices into the gym with me. I am amazed at how many people do not practice this. I usually get strange looks when I stretch at the end of my routine. Cudos to Leslie Sansone!
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