I love this type of stretching. Studies show that injuries are much less likely if you do this before a workout and static stretching afterwards. (Static stretching is the kind where you hold a stationary stretch for a certain amount of time.) And this is much more fun to do w/ a 4-year-old! Peace!
Monday, September 1, 2008
My new book advises dynamic stretching for a warming up. This includes high knees, bum kicks, leg swings, standing toe-touches, and skipping! And you should do them in that order. I had Lisa come outside w/ me for my skipping drills today. We had so much fun!