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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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Effect of static stretch training on neural and mechanical properties of the human plantar-flexor muscles.
Although it is not certain yet, [15,16] in general, it is advised that static stretches duration should be between 30 and 60 sec.
Describing how to do static stretches is beyond the scope of this article, but if you already do static stretches on your dog's front legs/shoulders and rear legs/ hips, make sure you attempt these only during this cooldown phase, when the dog's muscles are warm and fully pliable.
The subjects' ankle was passively rotated using the isokinetic dynamometer with a standardized 25[degrees] of ROM until individual [ROM.sub.end], in order to match the lengthening duration of the static stretches. A slow angular velocity (5 [degrees].[s.sup.-1]) was set in order to avoid the myotatic reflex (Kay and Blazevich 2010) to obtain a good resolution of the fascicles via ultrasonography.
A broad review of "stretching" in the literature has not conclusively determined whether a pre-run static stretch protects runners from injury during their routine training.
These three positions were randomly ordered and each position was held for a 60 second static stretch. Subjects rested for 30 seconds between each trial.
Following their treatment all subjects performed a 1 minute static stretch of the hamstring muscle.
(2012) Effect of acute static stretch on maximal muscle performance: a systematic review.
(5) found hip flexibility increased similarly with static stretch durations of 10, 20, and 30 sec for hamstring stretches.
Researchers have found that by combining a static stretch and dynamic stretch protocol, the harmful effects of SS can be reduced.
Loosen Up the Hips and Lower Back This static stretch is for the piriformis, the muscle that helps you turn your hip out (lateral/external rotation).