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Subject: RE: Henry Rono training for masters mile record. PART II
There is an inherent logic to it if you think about it.
First,we must distinguish between warming up and stretching.
What is the purpose behind warming up? To prepare our bodies for training or competition.
What is the purpose behind stretching? To loosen and lengthen the muscle tissue.
These are two very different purposes. I think we can all agree that stretching cold (read unwarmed up) muscles can be difficult and potentially dangerous. Think of bubble gum in the freezer. What happens to frozen gum when you try to stretch it? When is the gum more pliable?
A good warmup should be slow, purposeful and mimic the work that you are going to be doing. Getting the heart pumping and warming up muscle groups that will be used.
When would be the best time to try to lengthen muscle groups? When the muscles are most pliable of course or at the conclusion of your workout.
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