Sports & Orthopedic Massage Therapist, and a Functional Strength & Conditioning Trainer Sam Smith of Greenville health and fitness and Dr Christy Keely (Rocket) discuss the need for stretching for ALL endurance athletes.

-Strong Foundation: Stretching, agility and more
-Most don’t know how to stretch
-Pre-condition the muscles and certain body types for stretching
-Strains and tears
-Preparation is different for each individual
-How do I know what to stretch
-Sports specific stretching?
-Good hurt: 3-5 minutes for fascia and shorter for other
-Neuro implications?
-Muscle fiber damage
– We are gonna get “sciencey” on you
– 5 stretches
-Big toe muscle

About Sam Smith:
She graduated from the Greenville Tech Massage Therapy program early in 2011, and completed an additional course in Sports Massage. After practicing massage for 18 months as well as teaching classes and personal training at The Edge Endurance Training Center, she and business partner, Elisa May, opened Greenville Fitness & Rehab in January 2013.
In 2015 she began working with the US Paralympic Cycling team, and in 2016 accompanied the team to the Rio Paralympic Games as one of the team’s massage therapists. In 2017, she continues to be part of the US Paralympic Cycling support team as massage therapist, and in a new role as strength and conditioning coach.

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