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EOD 130 Memorial WOD Is This Saturday!

EOD 130 Memorial WOD Is This Saturday!

Stretching Doesn’t Work?? #whatsupwiththat 

You know the conventional wisdom when it comes to stretching – stretch more and stretch for longer and your tissue will change.

Right?

Well, maybe.

If that’s what you’re doing, and it’s working (meaning your mostly injury free and your range of motion is improving), then keep doing what your doing.

But, if you’ve been following that dogma for a while with little or no improvements, maybe it’s time to re-think your stretching routine.

I came across a very interesting read over the weekend. Brooke Thomas put together a great primer on stretching that you should spend a few minutes of your day reading. As it turns out, according to the author, “we are not lumps of clay that can be molded by persistently tugging on things – this is because our nervous system is running the show.” This means that sitting there and tugging on your limbs trying to effect change without any concern for what your nervous system is doing isn’t actually helping you!

Check out the entire article by clicking here.

The big takeaway for me was this – instead of stretching only during your “workout” time, add in some lighter, more frequent stretching throughout the day, and make sure to BREATHE!

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  • Gymnastics Skills Clinic with Zink on Monday, September 29 at 5PM.  Sign up on MBO.
  • Muscle-up Skills Clinic with Eric  on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30AM.  Sign up on MBO. 
  • Next Free Community WOD is Saturday, October 4 at 8AM.  Next Foundations Program begins Monday, October 6 at 7PM.  Email us at info@crossfitverve.com to get signed up or with questions.
  • EOD 130 Memorial WOD, Saturday October 4.  Free classes, 1.5 hours long at 9AM and 10:30AM.  This WOD is being used to raise money for the EOD Warrior Foundation. It is a partner workout. You can register for the WOD by clicking here, registration is $50 and includes a t-shirt. For additional information on the foundation click here
  • Interested in the Verve Competition Crew classes to attack your weaknesses and get ready for some local comps or the 2015 Open?  Email AnnaM@crossfitverve.com with questions or to sign up.  Next mesocycle begins Monday, October 6.
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