Welcome to Performance Care, the blog site for Advanced Chiropractic & Rehab. We'll regularly post exercise and stretching videos. Also, please feel free to post questions/comments. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. If you'd like to be added to our newsletter letting you know when new exercises are posted, visit our website listed below. *To post a comment, click on "comments" link at the bottom of the post.

Our clinic specializes in successfully treating athletic injuries, pregnancy related pain, peripheral nerve entrapments (numbness in the extremities), jaw joint problems (TMJ), and headaches. These are also great topics for questions, in additon to those on general injuries, athletic performance enhancement, and nutritional advice.

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Disclaimer: one should always consult a health professional before beginning or modifying an exercise routine. The replies posted by Dr. Iodice are meant to help readers figure out a course of action and as general advice, but it is impossible to diagnose a physical problem without a proper examination.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dynamic Stretching and Warm Up for Runners

This stretching video is meant to serve as a warm up for runners.  Not discussed here, it would be ideal to perform 2-5 min very light cardio before completing this routine.

The current consensus amongst top sports trainers is that a pre-event warm up and stretching routine should mimic the forces of the activity you are about to do.  Since almost all sports involve repetitive movements, our warm up stretching should mirror this.  This describes the concept of dynamic flexibility.  Instead of stretching and holding a position, we will utilize gentle, repetitive motions on key muscle groups and movement patterns.  Static stretching is still important, but should be utilized after your workout.  Yoga is also a great form of dynamic flexibility exercise.

I hope you like this routine.  Enjoy your run, stay active, and stay healthy!


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