Stretching in Public

I’m a big fan of stretching.  Well, maybe that needs a qualifier…  Let me explain. I’m a big fan of General dynamic stretching before a lifting/running/exercise session Specific warm-up sets before lifting heavy General static stretching and foam rolling after a session or on off days (or just about any time) By “general” I mean full-body, and “specific” means...
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Rest & Recovery

How To Foam Roll

This is the second part of a 2-part article by guest author Cameron Stache.  See this for Part 1.  Cameron currently works as a Fitness Coach/ Assistant Fitness Manager at the Rush Fitness Complex in Greensboro, NC.  He’s pursuing his Exercise Science degree and plans to use this degree to either work at a large college and be a...
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Rest & Recovery

What Is Foam-Rolling?

This is the first part of a 2-part article by guest author Cameron Stache.  Cameron currently works as a Fitness Coach/ Assistant Fitness Manager at the Rush Fitness Complex in Greensboro, NC.  He’s pursuing his Exercise Science degree and plans to use this degree to either work at a large college and be a strength and conditioning coach, or...
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It’s a Reach To Say You Must Stretch


It's great to see mainstream news catching up with the science behind exercise. Usually, I complain about how popular media get it wrong. But here's a story from The Washington Post that confirms what you've heard here on leanlifters.com for a while.

I've reprinted the original article, which appeared online on October 30, 2009.

There's no evidence stretching prevents...
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