Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dynamic Flexibility

It is interesting to watch how the elite warm up.  It is something I've been reading about for a while - static stretches for warm up are not helpful.  Rather they can harm performance.  Instead dynamic moves are best.

via recover your stride

That is not to say that there is no roel for static stretches of course, just not necesarily for warm up.


Colin Griffiths said...

Hi Chris,

I thought this might be of interest to you:

FeelGoodEating said...


Nice fancy word....looks like old fashioned kid movements andexercise to me.

It amazes me how much we've complicated things. All the movements in the video resemble and mostly are exactly how 6-9 year olds bounce around all day. skipping, jumping, twisting, leg kicking....all of it.

People seem to pay these days to be reminded of things they instinctively know. Which than gives it more credence for some reason...

Ok, I'm off my soap box now :-)

But seriously, my 10 year old jumps/moves like this all day and she is not what you what call an athletic person.

Getting ready for work.....where i will sit all day :-(


Steven Rice Fitness said...

Karaoke? I presume he means Carioca.
Good drills though.

Emily Stubler said...

This is so interesting. I do sports specific training and my trainer is a firm believer in dynamic flexibility. If anyone has any doubt as to whether or not it works, I highly recommend trying it. As Ryan mentioned in the video, not only do the movements get you warmed up, but they also prepare your body for the movements to come within your race. You never feel tired when you're done. In fact, you tend to feel better than ever. I have found this type of stretching comes in handy when you are already sore. Instead of taking a day off, try doing some of these exercises!

Anonymous said...

This seems like it is a whole new world as far as stretching goes. I have heard wonderful things about this type of stretching and I have had awesome results from it, myself. I have found dynamic stretching works best for injured athletes and is something that physical therapists recommend doing. Can't wait to try the whole routine that he showed Ryan in the video! Thanks for sharing.