deeess Posts: 150
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How long do people spend stretching before/after a run or cycle? I know I should but time is always short and I figure the time is better spent working hard hence the stretch is a cursory 1 min or so. Obviously once I pick up an injury my views will change [:)]. Am I running a serious risk?
I also spend quite some considerable time warming-up and cooling-down before and after exercise, anywhere up to 30 minutes for some of my very high intensity workouts - enough, in any case, to stay warm throughout the stretching phase.
Most people seem to get away with minimal stretching, though, so I'd just stick with whatever works best for you - for me, I just happen to enjoy that particular part of my training.
I do have a stretch routine, which I combine with core strenght practice that I sometimes do on rest days. Or on an evening, when watching the tele with the wife I do that routine.
Doesn't matter: she already knows I'm nuts, she doesn't bother![8D]
Do most of my stretching and core work together in the house, while the Missus is watching telly.
One of my favourite stretches Legs Up the wall - great for relieving tired legs, not good for married life when she starts to moan about me leaving marks on her lovely paintwork. (also gets a bit confusing when watching telly upside down!)