cooling down

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Brendon Katz, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    found something u guys may be interested in . "Ballistic stretching should be done after a workout as this is when major gains in flexibility will occur." and a cool down should involve stretching , jogging or performing your workout in a reduced more relaxed less intense manner. the purpose of a cool down is to drop your heart rate to below 100 bpm to prevent.." a whole bunch of bad shit.
     
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    Where did you get that little bit of information?
     
  3. SmashiusClay

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    I've always done ballistic stretching first thing in the morning and then as a part of my warm up, I generally put static and isometric stretches into my cool down.

    Found that doing ballistics in the morning really helped with my kicking, I think theres something in Thomas Kurz's book "stretching scientifically" on the subject but unfortunately I've lent my copy to someone.
     
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    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    stryker : varsity textbook
     
  5. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    yeah, theres a lot of ballistic stretching stuff in kurz's book, I think all of it says to do it in the morning.
     

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