Flexibility Plus

by: Rebecca Langton, MA

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Sneak in some extra mobility moves during the cooldown.

Stretching has become a controversial topic, and some research questions its efficacy. You may have wondered whether you should include stretches in your cooldowns. As a general rule of thumb, if it's weak, strengthen it; if it's sore, rub it; if it's locked, unlock it; and if it's tight, stretch it. This works in theory, but we don't know exactly what's going on with our participants' bodies. What we do know is that most people want to move more freely and with less pain.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 14, Issue 2

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About the Author

Rebecca Langton, MA

Rebecca Langton, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Becky Langton, MA, has a master’s degree in exercise physiology. She owns Intrinsic Motion, a domestic and international fitness consulting and continuing education business.