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Personal Training Tips


There are many different types of stretching. Some of these include; Static, active, active isolated, PNF, ballistic, etc. Every type of stetching has its place. Often times people are unsure of what type of stretching is best for them. Athletes require all different types depending on ther sport or activity. A good rule of thumb is not to stretch cold muscles.

Individuals should always stretch following a warm up of some sort that is at least 5-10 minutes in duration. A warm up could/should include a lite cardiovascular exercise such as walking on a treadmill, riding an exercise bike, elyptical trainer, etc.. Athletes benefit from an active warm up that may include a squat thrust, Keiser kicks, jumping jacks, or a lite plyometric activity(athletes perform more ballistic movements than the average individual).

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