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Incorporating Yoga?
Hi all,

Sorry if this has been asked before and I just missed the thread, but: what is your stance on incorporating yoga into your training?

I ask because I've gotten conflicting advice from a couple different sources. I've been told that yoga is bad because it can overstretch ligaments and lead to injury, but I've also been told that yoga is a great supplement to endurance sports because it builds strength, lubricates joints, and calms my poor, spazzed-out monkey brain.

Do you incorporate yoga as part of your training? If so, how?

Background --> I've been casually working with a local coach as I try to get the ball rolling on doing a couple late-summer sprint/oly races. She knows my whole history -- used to train for several races a year, got injured, got a job (in that order), stopped all but casual running for several years -- and is trying to help me build back first strength, then endurance. But when I mentioned that I felt like I'd picked up a lot of strength from doing yoga for the last year (thanks pandemic!) she basically told me that I should consider quitting yoga. She actually agreed that I was pretty strong and that the bodyweight elements of yoga had probably helped me gain a lot of upper-body strength, but her concern was that I am "too flexible" and that too much flexibility can lead to injury.

Thoughts? And many thanks!

Slow and steady doesn't actually win any races, but it's the only speed I've got.
Last edited by: fyrberd: May 11, 21 7:37

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  • Post edited by fyrberd (Big Pines) on May 11, 21 7:37