Friday, January 2, 2009

A Recent Article and Video on Resistance Stretching

Here is a newspaper article on resistance stretching. It is from News 8 in Autsin, Texas. Cat Fitzgerald is the resistance trainer. There is a video on the site where you can see how he stretches rock climber Andrew Higier.

"The concept is really simple: resist when you stretch," Cat Fitzgerald, a certified RFST trainer and director of Hara Health in Coral Gables, Fla., told Ivanhoe.

Unlike regular stretches, which hold muscles in a passively stretched position, RFST actively lengthens muscles by stretching while moving them through their natural range of motion. Many people overlook stretching as a nonessential part of their workouts, but experts say it is the key to maintaining a youthful and healthy body."

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