Category: Types of Stretching

Resistance Stretching

| December 18, 2013 | Reply
Resistance Stretching

by Fitness Pro Chuck Rowland Resistance stretching combines flexibility, strength training and core development. This technique dynamically lengthens and strengthens muscles simultaneously. With eccentric contraction as its foundation, resistance stretching produces immediate and cumulative results that leave muscles energized. Probably what distinguishes resistance stretching from other flexibility modalities are its ability to remove muscle tension […]

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Yoga Stretching

| July 16, 2013 | Reply
Yoga Stretching

Yoga stretching is actually a type of physical activity that has recently gathered a great level of success and popularity in the western world. Based on the ancient (dating more than 5,000 years back!) physical, mental and spiritual method for bonding one’s body and mind and reaching a state of perpetual peace, practicing yoga postures […]

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Passive Stretching

| July 2, 2013 | Reply
Passive Stretching

Passive stretching can be deemed as the opposite type of active stretching and is usually performed in a static form (static-passive stretching) (see more details on static stretching here) but can be also implemented in its dynamic form (dynamic-passive stretching) (see more details on dynamic stretching here). During passive stretching, the person who performs it receives an external force onto the […]

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PNF Stretching

| July 1, 2013 | Reply
PNF Stretching

PNF stretching is an advanced stretching technique that entails both stretching and contracting particular muscle groups in order to render improved flexibility and increased muscle strength. Its characteristics make it a truly effective way of expanding one’s suppleness, however, due to these very features, it is mostly aimed at comparatively experienced athletes. PNF stands for […]

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Isometric Stretching

| June 28, 2013 | 2 Replies
Isometric Stretching

Isometric stretching is a distinct type of static stretching (that is, involving no motion) which aims at increasing someone’s flexibility by executing isometric contractions of the stretched muscles. Like static stretching, it does not involve motion, while many fitness experts state that is one of the most potent ways of increasing static-passive flexibility, being more […]

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Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

| June 26, 2013 | 4 Replies
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a stretching type which is performed repetitively and targets at muscle lengthening and fascial release, being regarded as a productive way of increasing the individual’s flexibility and strengthening the muscles involved. Owing to its effectiveness, it is listed among the most preferred methods of stretching for athletes, personal trainers and […]

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Ballistic Stretching

| June 26, 2013 | 1 Reply
Ballistic Stretching

Ballistic stretching is a type of stretching that involves rapid and bouncing movements in a repetitive way and aims at moving the engaged muscles and joints beyond their normal range of motion so as to gradually improve the performing person’s flexibility. Despite being a relatively popular form, ballistic stretching is not designated to anyone, and […]

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Static Stretching

| June 26, 2013 | Reply
Static Stretching

Static stretching is deemed as one of the conventional forms of stretching, belonging to the stretching types most people are more familiar with. Static stretching is usually performed in a passive pattern (labeled static-passive stretching – more info on passive stretching here) – though an active form of static stretching is also widespread! It has been widely regarded as a […]

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Active Stretching

| June 26, 2013 | Reply
Active Stretching

Active stretching is a type of stretching which is commonly practiced in static form (more info on static stretching here), and that is why you may often encounter the term static-active stretching, but it can also be undertaken in many other sorts too, most notably in dynamic form (more info on dynamic stretching here), thus being labeled as dynamic-active stretching. Active stretching is […]

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Dynamic Stretching

| June 25, 2013 | Reply
Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic stretching is a form of stretching that involves motion and is regarded as a decently effective way of improving flexibility. It engages a very active range of motion and that is one of the reasons that it is widely ranked not only as a dependable means of reducing muscle tightness but also as an […]

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