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Re: Pandiculations
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 08:14:14 am »
hmm well definitely puts a load of stress on your back if you do the stretches that they stated. but bout the  contracting muscle and only stretching, i remembering reading abotu a similiar stretching routine, which involves contracting yoru muscles during the set. but those kinda stretches  can only be done around 4times a week. but yeah interested in hearing others opinion


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Re: Pandiculations
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 10:59:45 am »
The article is mostly geared towards those people who do mostly touch your toes stretches, and butterfly stretches before they exercise.  The "pandiculation" they talk about is just dynamic stretching.  No big deal really.  However, they only describe one type of stretching(static) as bad.  PNF stretching involves muscular contractions too, in fact "pandiculating" just sounds like a glorified variant of PNF stretching.

She talks about playing with the nervous system(motor control) , muscle length, and muscle tone to improve mobility/flexibility.  She ignores joint capsule function/dysfunction and tissue quality(muscles/fascia).

Almost any static stretch can be turned into a "pandiculation" using proper breathing techniques(breath into belly), and muscular contractions and oscillating while at end range(like PNF).  Therefore I don't see static stretching as a problem unless you do it too much preworkout.

Motor control is probably the most important part of mobility, but "pandiculation" won't solve all of your issues by itself in my opinion.