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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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the Lesbians, eight times because thats my name.

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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.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BROCK SAMPSON
    "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

    edit:
    KinetikBiker- is that a hypodermic needle as your avatar?

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    Its a spade
    Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the Lesbians, eight times because thats my name.

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    stop speaking english and start speaking american.
    5000

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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    stop speaking english and start speaking american.
    word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    KinetikBiker- is that a hypodermic needle as your avatar?
    No
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightdip
    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
    I am Gunz. Gunz are me.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    stop speaking english and start speaking american.
    Whoops, sorry I meant shovel
    Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the Lesbians, eight times because thats my name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    stop speaking english and start speaking american.
    I chuckled.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by mude
    better then i could do it
    Same.

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