Something that in my opinion seems to be seriously overrated is stretch stretch stretch, The biggest injury prevention!!
Now don't get me wrong, stretching both dynamically and statically has its place. But too many people are either over excessively stretching or stretching with no real consideration on "WHY" are they stretching.
However activation work is a great tool we can use to help push blood into a given muscle that we are planning on working, it allows our Brain to send singles to that muscle part to say ok switch on we are about to apply a load and stress, "BE PREPARED"
It also allows us to get a more effective mind to muscle connection.
The first exercise can be performed in to variation first being shown in the video with the band just below the knee sitting on your tibialis anterior, the other being just above the knee sitting on the end of our erractus femoris.
Externally rotating, which helps activate our glutes, adductors Magnus and adductors longnus, the second activation is an lateral adductation drill to get those glutes firing with toes pointing forward to really get more glute focus.
The purpose behind it is, personally suffering with adductor tightness which has lead to minor glute tightness as well, these drills help me warm up effiecently preventing further injuries/tightness and improving my range of movement when performing squats and other exercises.
I'm not trying to demonising stretching but understand there is a time and place and a purpose for it not just to simply do it because you heard it is great and you've seen the person next to you doing it.
Plus 5 minutes isn't stretching. to really get a muscle loose and warmed up it requires a good 20 odd minutes.
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