Friday, December 25, 2009

How It's Going stretches

Not last and not least (more TK!), STRETCH, seriously, STRETCH EVERY NIGHT. I guess when I say seriously stretch every night, I get that Sunday nights you fall asleep watching television at nine-thirty and have to be wheeled to bed in a wheelbarrow; that happens. But seriously stretch every night is the standard I have in mind. And if you're too sick or tired to do sunrises, or if you flipped over sledding with your nephew and niece and smushed your neck a little bit, you can still stretch, yes, you can stretch twice in a single day!

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
MORNING
sleep in
MORNING
sunrises
MORNING
suicides
MORNING
sunrises
MORNING
suicides
MORNING
sunrises
MORNING
Fleetwood Speed
PLAY
WCR Rioters
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
HOBBY
Review & Plan
HOBBY
 
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
HOBBY
 
HOBBY
 
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
WORK
Office
HOBBY
 
PASTIME
Choppers
PLAY
MOD Skate
PLAY
USA Speed
PLAY
WCR Circuit
PLAY
USA Speed
PASTIME
 
PASTIME
 
EVENING
stretches
EVENING
stretches
EVENING
stretches
EVENING
stretches
EVENING
stretches
EVENING
stretches
EVENING
stretches

I believe a lot of hoodoo about stretching, with nothing like science to back it up. In no particular order:

  • It's not just nice, it's necessary for building muscle.
  • Which I picture like pulling taffy: you fold it over itself, and then you pull it, and then you fold it and pull it again...
  • I actually don't know how to pull taffy.
  • It keeps you from getting stiff and sore.
  • It works out the lactic acid.
  • Though I think the lactic acid thing is mostly a myth.
  • This has to be true: it develops flexibility.
  • And flexibility in motion is agility. (I made that up. Doesn't mean it isn't true.)
  • It develops body awareness, which makes you better at learning new moves.
  • It doesn't hurt, anyway.
  • And it does feel nice.
  • It's an easy good habit to get into.
  • Getting into an easy good habit gets you in the habit of getting into good habits.
  • So you can get into harder good habits.
  • It's, like, a gateway good habit.
Who am I kidding, that was totally in order—
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