I just wrote an article on some simple stretches you can do before engaging in physical activity. Since Achilles, Groin, Calves are prevalent injuries for individuals 40+, I thought I would write an article addressing that part of the body. What do you suggest? Here is the link to my article: http://kisardhillon.com/?p=1040
The “decrease in performance” is extremely minute and it is eradicated after he completes a few sets. Its not like you can be benching 185 one day but after you stretch it will drop to 135 pounds. Unless your client is a football player and he is extremely picky about every small decrement in weight then I would say that you should not be using static stretches before the workout. I would like to further state that the decrease in performance after static stretching is still being debated. But to answer your question static stretching is very simple.