passive stretching

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passive stretching

stretching that involves only noncontractile elements, such as ligaments, fascia, bursae, dura mater, and nerve roots. Examples include manipulation of a muscle, such as during therapeutic massage or during isometric exercises in which there is no range of motion of the body part involved.
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We then let the passive flexibility of the fins interact naturally with the fluid dynamics of the water to propel the subsequent motions, explained Assoc Prof Chew.
19) Passive flexibility is defined as the maximum assisted ROM at a joint; active flexibility is defined as the maximum unassisted ROM at a joint.