We all know that the best way to avoid injury is to stretch more, right? Have you ever stopped to think about why you are stretching. In this episode, we cover stretching myths and clearly explain the difference between flexibility and mobility. You may have been using these interchangeably, and that is not quite right. We discuss how to actually increase flexibility. Finally, we break down how to optimize your workout time by transitioning out of a stretching routine, and into tissue mobility and proper strengthening.
Highlights of the Episode:
Stretching myths and where they most likely originated. 2:13
1. All runners should stretch.
2. All runners have tight muscles.
3. The more flexibility you have, the better.
4. If you don’t stretch you’ll get injured.
Flexibility vs. Mobility. 11:00
Mobility work and strength training – what runners need more of. 23:59
The perception of tightness. 30:00
Understanding that stretching has zero health benefits. 49:15
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