I always paid a lot of attention to heat in PE and I consider it very beneficial. To some extent, I’m afraid to do PE without proper warming up in fear of hurting myself. I also use heat in between exercises if I consider that tissue temperature isn’t high enough anymore. Of course, after PE I use heat to warm down. I use rice sock, but IR lamp would be ideal for constant source of heat throughout the session.
Recently I’ve read that it’s advised not to use heat after hanging because heat increases malleability of tissue which is not wanted after hanging since we want tissue to remain in elongated state. For this reason some people even cool down, i.e. use cold water immediately post workout to temporarily cement collagen. I’m against cool down because cold water makes my penis turtle so I always sticked to warm down.
Now, my question is… Since stretching is like hanging’s little brother, I suppose the same principles apply? Is it better to warm down after stretching or simply leave it be without warming down?
I’d appreciate some insight. :)