Stretch Time Confusion
Hey everyone-I have been checking out the forums for about a month now and finally got to join. This place has some great info and great members. I had been pumping for about 6 months but decided that the risk for damage was too high and the total lack of results I saw were not with it. I started doing the newbie routine and a few other stretches and I have been seeing dramatic results already. I made a promise to myself not to pick up a ruler until I get a full month of exercises in so I don’t have any progress measurements yet, but I will post once I get past the one month mark.
Anyway,while checking out the posts and exercise tutorials I noticed there is a big variation in the amounts of time that you hold the stretches-they go anywhere from about 2 seconds to a full minute or longer. Being an athlete all through school, I was always told that stretches should only be held for around a 15 to 30 count. I was just curious as to the actual times people are stretching. Is stretching for a long time actually healthy and does it actually improve your results over doing more sets of shorter counts? Any help you might be able to offer would be greatly appreciated-looking forward to hearing some views on this