The effect of static stretch
and dynamic range of motion training on the flexibility of the hamstring muscles.
In support of shorter static stretch
protocols, Costa and colleagues found that a 45 second SS did not affect dynamic balance, and a 15 second SS resulted in significant gains.
The effects of therapeutic application of heat or cold followed by static stretch
on hamstring muscle length.
More importantly, during the static stretch
the muscles are completely relaxed, whereas in running the muscles perform very dynamically in both concentric and eccentric contractions.
The present study suggests that, though the benefits to balance and reaction and movement times were small, inserting a rigorous static stretch
routine within a rest period of a warm-up nullifies those benefits.
Upon completion of the DWF drills for the day, we usually perform a static stretch
, as described last month, and an additional cool-down stretch at the completion of the main body of the workout.
05), with the Microstretching group demonstrating greater increases in passive and active ROM than the static stretch
group (p < 0.
The various PNF techniques all involve some kind of combination of muscle contraction and static stretch
When you perform a static stretch
, you must voluntarily relax these muscles in order to override the stretch reflex.
The static stretch
does not yield any motor learning or improvement in the capacity for active motion in the muscle being stretched or its opposite.
In the past, it has been recommended to hold a static stretch
anywhere from 20 seconds.
2004) Effect os static stretch
training on neural and mechanical properties of the human plantar-flexor muscles.