The Stretching Roundtable - Part 2

With Joe DeFranco, John Paul Catanzaro, and Don Alessi

06/14/04

Last week in Part 1 the coaches talked about stretching myths and how flexibility affects muscle size and strength. This week they'll delve even deeper into the subject, so warm up your brain, do some dynamic stretches for the frontal lobe, and dig in. 

Shugart:  How should a person stretch before an athletic activity, a sport, or really, really good sex?  Does stretching pre-sport differ from stretching pre-weight training?

Shugart: What do you think, Joe?

DeFranco:

Shugart: Good info! What's your pre-sport routine, Don?


Shugart:  Back to the gym. We've talked about stretching before lifting, but how about after and during? Break it down for us please.

DeFranco:

Shugart: What stretching-related problems do you see the typical experienced trainee having? 

DeFranco:

Catanzaro:

Shugart: How much does age affect stretching and flexibility issues? 

DeFranco:

Shugart: Don, what do you think?

Shugart: How much of flexibility is genetic?  If there is a large genetic element, then how trainable is it? 

DeFranco:

Shugart: What's your take on genetics, Don?

Shugart: Good point about gender. Sum it all up for us, JP.

Catanzaro:

Shugart: Okay, gotcha. But can you ever be too flexible?

DeFranco:

Shugart: Okay, some good info there. You guys may not have agreed on everything, but you certainly cleared up a lot of confusion. Thanks for helping out today. I gotta go stretch!

06/14/04