Stretching Articles

Elbow, Arm & Wrist Stretches

Elbow and arm stretching exercises are usually most important when rehabilitating an elbow or wrist injury, and include wrist flexors, wrist extensors, tennis elbow stretch, and triceps muscle. In particular, martial artists often do wrist and arm stretches as part of their warm-up. Wrist flexor stretch Stretching the wrist flexor muscles can be difficult, but …

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Shoulder Stretching

Shoulder stretching exercises, including anterior shoulder stretch, chest stretch, triceps stretch, and latissimus dorsi stretch, as well as partner-assisted exercises which can increase a range of motion still further in the shoulder joints. Anterior Shoulder Stretch Stretching the front part of the shoulder and chest muscles can help to improve posture. There are a number …

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Hip & Groin Stretching

Hip and Groin stretching exercises, including standing groin stretch, long adductor stretch, piriformis stretch, and hip flexor stretch. Standing Groin Stretch Standing groin stretch. This easy stretch can help prevent and treat groin strain injuries. This stretch targets the gracilis, adductor magnus, adductor brevis, and adductor longus. Stand with your feet wide apart and knees …

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Benefits Of Stretching

Stretching has many benefits, including increased flexibility and range of motion, improved sports performance, injury prevention, preventing muscle soreness, improving posture and stress relief. We explain how and why these benefits of stretching are achieved. On this page: Benefits of stretching Factors affecting flexibility How to improve flexibility Benefits of stretching Increased flexibility and range …

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Types of stretching

Stretching can take various different forms. Static stretching is the most common. PNF stretching, muscle energy techniques, ballistic stretching, and neural stretching are other types. Static Stretching Static stretching is the type of stretching where you take a muscle to its outer range until you can feel a gentle stretch in the muscle belly and …

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