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Old 03-04-07, 09:02 AM   #1
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stretching for bmx

sry guys if im bumping an old thread, i couldn't find one on stretching. I wanted to know how to stretch my arms and legs and everything for street and dirt bmxing. Can u guys tell me some good stretches...or tell me a website that shows some good stretches. thanks
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Old 03-04-07, 09:30 AM   #2
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As silly as it sounds it's a good idea to stretch a little bit. Or just warm up instead of going 'cold turkey' into all your normal stuff.

Just do the same arm and leg stretches you do in gym or for other sports?
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Old 03-04-07, 09:35 AM   #3
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well, i just hurt the muscle where u bend your leg under the kneecap and i think its from not stretching, i haven't rode since december so it might just be that i need to warm up.
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Old 03-04-07, 09:44 AM   #4
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Just stretch quads, right arm or left arm, feet together and try to touch your feet, right foot over left try to touch your feet, butterfly. Just basic stretches.
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Stretch like you do in gym. That's all that you need to do really. Touch your toes, arm circles, spread your legs and touch your toes, etc.
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Old 03-04-07, 11:34 AM   #6
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ok thanks alot
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optimally, your stretching needs should be met post physical activity (PA). pre PA merely needs a light, progressing to moderate, warm-up.

stretching prior to PA can be contraindicated. i know this goes against what many of you have been taught. however, think about the Muscle Sliding Filament Theory and the consequence of stretching as applied to this...
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I personally don't stretch but that's because I guess I don't need to
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"stretching"?
nah but that's actually a good idea though
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Only stretches I do are a few arm ones, maybe a quick back one.
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Only stretches I do are a few arm ones, maybe a quick back one.
Same. Then normally i'll kinda take it slow riding for the first few minutes.
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"stretching"?
nah but that's actually a good idea though
damn straight! flexibility maintenance from adolescents on into adulthood and later years is an essential part of health.

lots could be gained from a healthcare standpoint in this country....and in the individual's state of heath

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KinetikBiker- is that a hypodermic needle as your avatar?
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Its a spade
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stop speaking english and start speaking american.
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stop speaking english and start speaking american.
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KinetikBiker- is that a hypodermic needle as your avatar?
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Its a spade
No.

It's a flathead shovel. As we American trail builders like to call it.
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it really looks like a plunger
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A shovel with a handle thing on the end would be more recognizable...
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I always just take an easy lap or 2 around the track and don't hit anything to big.
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A shovel with a handle thing on the end would be more recognizable...
I would think so too. They are insulting your icon making skills!
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lol

All I did was resize a picture, rotate it, and add some text.
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better then i could do it
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Whoops, sorry I meant shovel
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I chuckled.
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