Coach Alicia Fong

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Health tip for week Oct 10th

  • Do static stretching before working out.

There are lots of talk in the market about don’t do static stretching before working out because static stretching shuts down the muscles and it gets you weaker and slows you down.    Let’s think about it.  Martial artists have been doing static stretching forever and you don’t ever hear that they get injured from doing that or that it affects their performance.  In fact, they do better because they have full range of motion and ultimately they can train hard, perform better and get stronger.

Here are some reasons why you should do static stretching:

  • Improve muscle length tension
  • Improve posture
  • Reduce injuries
  • Improve other aspect of training by improving range of movement
  • Reduces stress (physical and emotional)
  • Eliminate joint pains (including back pains)

Here is a video of one of the top coaches in the world, explaining the myth of static stretching. Enjoy!


October 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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