Some very technical stuff I'd never heard of here. Interesting, Not sure if I could be bothered to include any of it in my workouts though!
interesting indeed - I thought we were only supposed to stretch after a workout. Has the advice changed or is it a different kind of stretch?
I think it would be hard for me to remember to do all these. And the differences are so negligible that it probably isn't worth the bother unless you're a top athlete! Interesting stuff though.
When I used to play for a football team we were taught not to do too much static stretching but to do dynamic stretching instead. Maybe that 'numbness' is part of the reason they don't encourage static stretching - in case it prevents you from feeling pain you should be aware of.
Great technical advice here - it's good to hear about the inner workings of the body sometimes as it makes things seem so much clearer - I hadn't heard of irradiation but the techniques mentioned sound like a great idea. Thanks.