Extra adds There are two beneficial types - static stretching, which holds the stretch of a joint for about 30 seconds and is best done after exercise, and dynamic stretching - moving joints in their full range of motion repetitively to warm up.
There are two beneficial types: static stretching, which holds the stretch of a joint for about 30 seconds, best done after exercise; and secondly dynamic stretching, which involves moving your joints in their full range of motion repetitively to warm up.
Dynamic stretching seems to be the new fad in the athletic world but when this method is actually defined, it is recognized that dynamic stretching is a combination of static and ballistic stretching for it is the movement of the body from one body position to another, slowly increasing the length of the stretch with each movement (Garber et al.
Physiologists recommend instead doing a dynamic stretching routine after a general five-minute warm-up: Rather than simply sitting in the splits or throwing a leg up on the barre, keep the muscles moving as you open up your range of motion.
But studies investigating the effects of static versus dynamic stretching on force and power production have almost all consistently demonstrated significant reductions in muscle strength and power production following static stretching versus dynamic stretching.
After dynamic stretching and core strengthening instruction led by Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of the Boston Marathon, and Greg Meyer, the last American to win the Boston Marathon, the first annual Friendship Sprint Medley Relay was held.