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Stretching…..we do full pt routines in module 7 but….for this type of training…not entirely needed n the beginning.
Here’s the deal on stretching, the most important thing you can do is raise your body temp and warm up.
The training will get you up to temp in the first 5 minutes. Stretching was deliberately left out of the primary training modules (1 to 5) for one reason and one BIG reason. When your faced with a situation, you will not have time to stretch.
Adrenaline will get you where you need to be. So it’s important to “hit cold”.
The methods in the SDTS are primary, core techniques and don’t require a huge range of motion. That being said, if you feel compelled: jump rope for five minutes or jumping jacks and your good to go. In module 7 you start with the physical training and the exercises along with the short warm up segment stretch you out and get you stronger and more to the point explosive.
In high school sports in the 80’s and in martial arts still to this day a lot of emphasis was pt on stretching. I remember trainers of the day had us stretching for 30 minutes!!! But when I wrestled at Lehigh, “stretching” consisted of we jogging for about 5 minutes, some really basic stretches and then got into the session. It was a total of 10 minutes. Most of it was guys just doing something to mentally prepare for the 2 hours of hell we referred to as practice.
Also, those guys who did all of those wonderful splits and feats of flexibility in their 20s and 30s were getting hips replaced in their 50s!
The SDTS, every facet of it, has purpose in design.