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Are stretching and strengthening the same thing? With Raphael Bender

By February 8, 2024February 10th, 2024Become a better instructor

Resources mentioned in the episode:

  • Intense long-lasting stretching causes muscle growth and strength gains equivalent to resistance training here
  • Partial range of motion resistance training at long muscle lengths improves muscle growth more here
  • Resistance training improves range of motion just as much as stretching here
About Raphael Bender:

Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.

Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.

How to Connect with Raphael:

Purchase Raph’s books:

  • Strengthen The Person Not Just The Body Part here
  • How to make $100k/year teaching Pilates here
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