I dislike stretching and even though I read the latest stretching articles, know it will be tough to add the stretches to my pretty full routine without someone pushing me…
Do any T-men attend yoga or pilates classes for increasing flexibility, or is the thought of it just so horrifying that you would rather do 25 rep squats followed by 400m sprints?[/quote]
usdsig, everyone who works out should stretch but probably not emphasised enough in T-Nation. Otherwise you wouldn’t see Mike Robertson writing articles about it.
Focus on the purpose, my friend: if stretching helps you recover faster and hence allows you to train more frequently (than those who do not stretch), who gives a damn what others think?
And yoga is not non T. Think about Steve Maxwell / Royce Garcie etc. doing splits and mobility drills in their BJJ gi. Their stretching routines are adopted from yoga.
I practice Karate and stretch everytime after training. Never felt anything wrong with that.
Just my $0.02.