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<p>I'd like to get the bonus points for stretching, but beyond what I normally do after running, I'm not sure what else to do. I'd love to do yoga, but I don't have any routines, etc. What are you all doing for 15 minutes of stretching on your own?</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.halhigdon.com/15Ktraining/Stretch.htm" target="_blank">These</a> are some good stretches. I did these after my dreadmill run at the gym today. </p>
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<p>And I downloaded Kimberly Fowler's 15 Minute Yoga for Runners onto my iPod.  </p>
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<p>I do the same stretches I used to do way back in HS/college soccer PLUS [and this it where it becomes "Punk Yoga"] anything I can find on Yoga Journal that works ... "works" means:</p>
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<p>1) "Can I remember to do it?"</p>
<p>2) "Does it fit in with what I already do?" ... which helps with #1</p>
<p>3) "Does it make a difference?" meaning "failing #1 AND #2, did I notice?"</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.yogajournal.com/livemag/lmcontent/16" target="_blank">http://www.yogajournal.com/livemag/lmcontent/16</a></p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>maccabeth</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69374/stretching-bonus#post_1931641"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'd like to get the bonus points for stretching, but beyond what I normally do after running, I'm not sure what else to do. I'd love to do yoga, but I don't have any routines, etc. What are you all doing for 15 minutes of stretching on your own?</p>
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I'm doing a little Pilates stuff...mostly to STRENGTHEN...</p>
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<p>Also, sometimes, if I remember, I do some stretches from that Bob Anderson book.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BigGahoona</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69374/stretching-bonus#post_1931646"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><a href="http://www.halhigdon.com/15Ktraining/Stretch.htm" target="_blank">These</a> are some good stretches. I did these after my dreadmill run at the gym today. </p>
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<p>And I downloaded Kimberly Fowler's 15 Minute Yoga for Runners onto my iPod.  </p>
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Yeah, those are the usual stretches I do after running. It's only about 5 minutes, though.... I will look for that yoga download. I have an ipod so that would be cool. :)</p>
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<p>Randy, I'll check out the website. I'm like you- it has to be simple and something I can do without too much guidance!</p>
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<p>TechTee- I used to do pilates at my old gym that had classes. My new gym doesn't offer them anymore. :( I love pilates, though! It really helped with flexibility.</p>
 

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<p>Hold your stretches for 30 seconds or longer....repeat several times...for example, the hamstring stretch my PT gave me is 30 seconds per leg, repeat 5 times--5 minutes for just one body part...</p>
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<p>Incorporate stretching into other activities, i.e.  stretch while you are on the computer or other office work, watching TV, standing in line at the store...instead of sitting on a chair while you are typing, stand up and put your leg up on the chair to stretch hamstrings, etc.</p>
 

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<p>Originally Posted by <strong>maccabeth</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69374/stretching-bonus#post_1931659"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></p>
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<p>Yeah, those are the usual stretches I do after running. It's only about 5 minutes, though.... I will look for that yoga download. I have an ipod so that would be cool. :)</p>
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<p>I think if you're getting those stretches done in 5 minutes you're not holding them long enough to get the most benefit.  It's like brushing your teeth in 5 seconds, you're not doing it long enough to really get the job done.</p>
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<p>I can do stretching on my own but sometimes I just like the yoga download telling me what to do so I don't have to put any thought into it. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Just so I'm clear, does Pilates count toward the stretching bonus?  As a certified Pilates instructor, I vote no (but it's not my decision).  Pilates is about strengthening the core and aligning the spine more than anything.  Yes, you do get some stretching benefit from a Pilates workout, but it's not designed to be a flexibility workout. </p>
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<p>Just my 2 cents.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tech Tee</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69374/stretching-bonus#post_1931652"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><p><br>
I'm doing a little Pilates stuff...mostly to STRENGTHEN...</p>
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<p>Also, sometimes, if I remember, I do some stretches from that Bob Anderson book.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theia</strong> <a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/thread/69374/stretching-bonus#post_1931817"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Just so I'm clear, does Pilates count toward the stretching bonus?  As a certified Pilates instructor, I vote no (but it's not my decision).  Pilates is about strengthening the core and aligning the spine more than anything.  Yes, you do get some stretching benefit from a Pilates workout, but it's not designed to be a flexibility workout. </p>
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<p>Just my 2 cents.</p>
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This is a good point - I agree that Pilates is more stregthening than stretching. As TechTee mentioned it's being done mostly to strengthen so it should not count toward the 15 minutes of stretching + bonus. </p>
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<p>I hope that clears things up. <br><br>
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This is a good point - I agree that Pilates is more stregthening than stretching. As TechTee mentioned it's being done mostly to strengthen so it should not count toward the 15 minutes of stretching + bonus. </p>
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<p>I hope that clears things up. <br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BigGahoona</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69374/stretching-bonus#post_1931675"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>It's like brushing your teeth in 5 seconds, you're not doing it long enough to really get the job done.</p>
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You are <em>such</em> a Mom, <strong>Jen</strong></p>
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