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Types of stretching exercise

Types Of Stretching Exercises

There are a number of different types of stretching exercises which can be done to improve flexibility. Here we explain static stretching, dynamic stretching, PNF and ballistic stretching. It is important to know when a particular type of stretching exercise is most appropriate. What is static stretching? Static, or isometric stretching is a type of …

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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 Stretches

Hip stretches are important for preventing and recovering from a number of hip, groin and back injuries. Here we outline some common hip stretches and explain static and dynamic hip stretching exercises. Outer hip stretches These exercises stretch the muscles predominantly on the outside of the hip and includes the gluteal muscles and the tensor …

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Benefits Of Stretching

Benefits of stretching include increased flexibility, range of motion, improved sports performance, injury prevention, preventing muscle soreness, improving posture and stress relief. Here we explain how and why these benefits of stretching are achieved. What are the benefits of stretching? Increased flexibility and range of motion This is the most obvious benefit of regular stretching …

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