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stat·ic ex·er·cise

(stat'ik eks'ĕr-sīz)
An exercise that passively takes a muscle to the point of tension for a short period of time or an extended period of at least 20 seconds.
Synonym(s): static stretch.

static stretch

A sustained, low-intensity lengthening of soft tissue (e.g., muscle, tendon, or joint capsule), performed to increase range of motion. The stretch force may be applied continuously for as short as 15 to 30 sec or as long as several hours.
See also: stretch
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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.