Active Stretching


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Active Stretching

Popular health The stretching of agonist muscles while opposed by the antagonists. 
Physical therapy Stretching of an extremity in which a position is assumed and then held with no assistance other than the strength of the agonist muscles—e.g., raising the leg, then holding it, using only the leg muscles to maintain extension. The tension of the agonists in active stretching helps to relax the muscles being stretched (the antagonists) by reciprocal inhibition. Active stretching increases flexibility and strengthens agonistic muscles. Active stretching positions may be difficult to hold and maintain for more than 10 seconds and rarely need to be held any longer than 15 seconds. Many of the movements/stretches in yoga are active stretches.
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What distinguishes this from lifting weights is that Pilates is also "active stretching." By strengthening and stretching at the same time, muscles are less sore in the days following a workout.
The rehabilitation group received stretching-based rehabilitation for 8 weeks, which was composed of simple static stretches and basic range of motion (ROM) exercises, such as static and active stretching, concentric and eccentric ROM training, and trunk stabilization exercises.
Active stretching involves stretching a muscle group by actively contracting one group of muscles in opposition to another group.
Stretching can be done in three different ways, namely active stretching, manual stretching, and position administration.
(25) observed that not only passive but also active stretching exercises are effective for gains in ROM in thigh flexor muscles.
For anyone experiencing Thai massage for the first time be prepared for an active stretching and rolling, and even cracking; booking body massage in Thailand is not only easy but almost impossible to not to, as the massage centers are widely spread.
recommended the use of heat procedures, high voltage galvanic and transcutaneous neuromuscular stimulation, as best methods for preparing tissues for passive or active stretching [21].
Dynamic or active stretching means moving while you stretch and it delivers better results.
The term "active stretching" means the dog is doing the muscle stretching, not the person, such as the dog reaching forward for a treat, stretching his back.
The static active stretching is not recommended before strength exercise because it induces a poor performance.
[3] MOVE ON TO ACTIVE STRETCHING, like sun salutations and lunges.
Group A Participants completed an active stretching exercise program for 4 weeks (6 days per week, 2 times per day) at home.