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    Stretching and Form correction questions

    Good morning all!

    Two questions for you:

    1. I tend to do a 10-15 min stretch right after finishing workout. The stretch time is made of dynamic and static stretching. Is this healthy, or am I stressing the muscles by doing static stretches right afterwards?

    2. I notice that I tend to put more pressure on my right hip area when I'm doing weighted moves. Overhead lifts, I'm probably tilting my back slightly so left hip is sticking out. Also notice slight difference during squats (weighted and bodyweight), curls, and pushups. It is very slight, and I try to correct and hold core steady but sometimes momentum is against me and I'm out of form before I notice to correct. Do I need to be doing anything other than focusing on that area of body to make proper form habit?

    Hope these questions make sense. If not let me know and I can try to rephrase

    #2
    If you are doing a weighted exercise, and having trouble keeping proper form, lower the weight slightly. You are compensating, for whatever reason. Lighten up until you aren't, then build back up.

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      #3
      Thanks 'rin !

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        #4
        Originally posted by emshelby View Post
        Good morning all!

        Two questions for you:

        1. I tend to do a 10-15 min stretch right after finishing workout. The stretch time is made of dynamic and static stretching. Is this healthy, or am I stressing the muscles by doing static stretches right afterwards?

        2. I notice that I tend to put more pressure on my right hip area when I'm doing weighted moves. Overhead lifts, I'm probably tilting my back slightly so left hip is sticking out. Also notice slight difference during squats (weighted and bodyweight), curls, and pushups. It is very slight, and I try to correct and hold core steady but sometimes momentum is against me and I'm out of form before I notice to correct. Do I need to be doing anything other than focusing on that area of body to make proper form habit?

        Hope these questions make sense. If not let me know and I can try to rephrase
        Afternoon over there in SoCal emshelby !

        Static stretches are fine after exercise. There is a guide to stretching on Darebee (somewhere - I'll try and find it in a bit) which gives lots of useful information on the different types of stretches. Dynamic stretches tend to be done more before you exercise as they serve as part of the warm-up.

        'rin is right - back off the weights. Absolutely nail your form before you increase it (use a mirror or film yourself doing it). Also be careful how quickly you are doing the exercises - some people have a habit of trying to do them too quickly and end up using momentum rather than their own bodyweight/strength.

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