Simple Stretching – Jim Wendler

Simple Stretching


Simple Stretching

I like static stretching.  I know I am in the minority but it works for me, allows me to train, allows me to sleep and the difference when I do static stretch (and when I don't) is night and day.  If you are in the same boat, read on.  This is the simple routine I have used that can be done daily or several times a day.  It goes something like this:
  • PVC roll IT band - 50-100 rolls per side
  • Lacrosse ball on piriformis - 2-5 minutes
  • Band hamstring - lay on back, pull leg back and move leg, foot and knee around for complete stretch
  • Band groin - pull leg to the side (for example, right leg is pulled to the right side).  Keep the other leg straight.
  • Band low back - pull leg across body (for example, right leg is brought across body, keeping shoulders flat)
  • Band hip flexor/quad - lay on stomach or side, bend knee, pull foot back and UP.
I use an average band for this (I have no idea what the colors are these days).  The key is to put your body in positions that stretch the areas - find the tight spots and stretch them. Gape the tight! • Get the 2nd Edition 5/3/1 Ebook Here5/3/1 Hard Copy on Amazon