Who's the idiot at UPS who came up with the stretching techniques?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Austin.Was.My.Hero, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I was told not to bend and lean over to stretch my back this am. My PT sup gave me some sheet with a stretch of a dude with his hands on his hips leaning backwards (against the spines natural curve) as the proper stretching technique.

    All I could do was laugh and mumble "dumbest god damn thing yet at UPS"

    Heard later our proper stretching changed a while back? We used to be allowed to bend at the waist to stretch our backs but some :censored2: now says it's no longer "proper" stretching.

    I'd like to really meet the decision maker.....
  2. Number24

    Number24 #24

    The demonstration is correct than the way that you are thinking the proper form for stretching your back is. "Keep the natural curve of the back."
  3. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    That's funny. Our stretch this morning consisted of raising our hands over our head and then touching our toes. Only PCM we have had all week. I guess Friday is as good a day as any.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Supervisor was behind you I imagine! :scared:
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    When we do the touch your toes stretch I always ask the driver beside me if he needs a spot which always gets an odd stare.
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  6. SaladTosser

    SaladTosser Kill me now

    You can spot me bro
  7. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    If it's morning and you just got up you'll want to do what they showed. Your spine decompressed a lot while you lay flat and is very vulnerable for awhile until compressed back to it's normal range.

    Ps never have done. Group "stretch"
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  9. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Responding to the OP, the idiot who came up with the stretching excersizes might be the same one who came up with Orion.
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  10. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    I wonder if any of the stretching classes have led to injuries.
    I keep hoping they'll let me stay in the building and stretch for 8 hours. best paid work at ups.

    don't know how I did the double quote but its kind of cool.
  11. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    Wait till someone slips a disk.
  12. SignificantOwner

    SignificantOwner A Package Center Manager

    Not long ago I watched a warm-up PCM that included jumping jacks. Change flying, guts protruding, shirts un-tucking, arms and legs flailing about randomly. Thought for sure someone was gonna tear a hammy.
  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Yea ok. Explain how this is suppose to stretch your lower back.....?

    Me gently and slowly bending and allowing myself to naturally hang is the only option for properly stretching, unless UPS wants to spend the $$ on floor mats so we can fully stretch.
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Sounds like they're half-assed rolling out the dynamic stretching. About 80 percent of the guys here do it at pcm. The rest of us just stare and shake our heads.
  15. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Are u deaf or dumb? I told you what it does.
  16. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    So you think this is a proper stretch for your lower back?
  17. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    The older you get, the more you appreciate the benefits of stretching. I am naturally pretty limber. When I ran track and cross country in high school, stretching never did much for me. It was almost like a joke.
    Now since I've had disk issues, I sometimes do things to stretch on my own. My legs cramp up like they haven't done in years, and I can't just lean over and put my palms on the floor easily like I used to.
    Some people are fortunate to be flexible enough so that stretching doesn't do much. I know that in my case it has value and could prevent an injury it re injury.
  18. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    I must be deaf because I'm surely not dumb. Only thing dumb is your response about compressed spines and how it relates to stretching your lower back.

    So bending backwards will help with decompressed back. Got it. Where did you hear this info, anyways?
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Depends on the time of day. If you recently rolled out of bed yes.

    Regardless cold stretching increases your chance of injury there's tons of studies on it. Print one out and refuse to put yourself at risk.
  20. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    You are just as flexible as the day you were born. The pain you feel is just your brain saying. I don't remember this position. Flexibility is taught nothing more nothing less.