Stretches for Weight Training
November 3, 2012 9:14 AM Subscribe
Looking for stretching recommendations for intense weight training program
posted by MaddyRex to health & fitness (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been doing Jamie Eason's Livefit program
since the summer. It's been awesome and I've seen massive changes not only in my body but also in my overall health and well-being. However (and I realize this is a big however), I had to take a month off in September after doing something terrible to my trapezius muscle on Day 40
. Since then I've slowed down & modified it a bit, paying attention to what feels right & for my body.
There are two things the program doesn't make clear, and I hope addressing them will help me prevent another injury: rest time between exercises and stretching guidelines.
So my questions are
1. What stretching recommendations do you have for someone doing a fairly high intensity weight training program? Before the workout? After? Specific stretches? I heard about some guy who snapped his bicep muscle. I definitely do not want that to happen to me.
2. Rest time between exercises? I feel good about my rest time between sets ~ 1 minute. I've been resting about 3 minutes between exercises.