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Friday, April 12, 2024

The Value of Stretching

Do you have your students stretch at the beginning of classes? Perhaps you have a warm-up routine for the beginning of each class. If you don’t, you might consider adding one. There are many values to a good warm-up. First of all, you literally warm-up your students’ bodies. They go from a state of calm to a state ready for action. You increase their blood flow, heart rate, and body temperature to prepare them for the strenuous activities in class. Without a warm-up you risk unnecessary injury. The warm-up is also a good time for some basic conditioning like push-ups, sit-ups, etc. to develop body strength. Most beginners need some

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Grandmaster Tim McCarthy
Grandmaster Tim McCarthy
is a martial arts educator with a master’s degree in education and a grandmaster rank in the martial arts. He has been instrumental in developing two industry-changing programs, plus has directed and been featured in hundreds of martial arts videos and webinars.

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