Be Flexible with Your Stretching Program

 Most of us are aware that stretching is of benefit to soft-tissue health in general. However, due to the wide array of stretching approaches and applications, it can unfortunately become difficult or even confusing to know which stretching techniques are of most benefit to us. Our preferred activities, current mobility vs. desired mobility, age and even sex may play a role in which types of stretching routines to employ. Should you avoid static stretching before speed work or lifting heavy weights and instead adopt a more "dynamic" style of stretching? How long should you hold a stretch for it to be effective? Will stretching before I race make me slower and weaker? Do all people respond in the same way to stretching stimuli? Read on to give your mind and body new found elasticity with regards to stretching:

Christopher Curran, RMT

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