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THE MANUAL

You know you’re supposed to stretch both before and after workouts, but you were running late for your appointment with your trainer or to meet your workout partner. You’ve gotta head out to an early meeting at work or don’t want to be late for dinner. Once again, stretching goes out the window.  “I’ll foam roll while I’m watching The Masked Singer,” you tell yourself.

Don’t worry too much — you’re probably doing it wrong anyway.

To really understand proper stretching, we talked with fitness expert Will Torres of New York City’s WillSpace, an elite movement studio. 

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GOTHAM MAGAZINE

Enter the Will Space Movement, which develops the smaller muscles and connective structures around every joint in the body. Conventional training or exercise programs disregard these nuanced-yet-critical parts of the body. The goal? Train the body to accept tension from different angles without breaking. Will Space’s coaches develop control and power through a series of straight-arm, joint strengthening and manipulating techniques that create bodies as strong and flexible as bamboo.

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MADAMENOIRE

“I don’t believe that people truly have a motivational problem. I think that most people have not invested enough time learning how to move properly so when they go and do things, they’re doing it wrong and it’s uncomfortable,” Torres said. “When you do something wrong and it hurts and it’s uncomfortable, your brain is going to say, ‘Stop doing this because I don’t like this and you’re going to hurt me.’ After doing that for a few weeks you’re like, ‘You know what? I’m not motivated.'”

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