Friday, January 22, 2010


I was re-reading this article about stretching and the advantages of dynamic stretching vs static stretching such as this:

“The old presumption that holding a stretch for 20 to 30 seconds — known as static stretching — primes muscles for a workout is dead wrong. It actually weakens them. Other studies have found that this stretching decreases muscle strength by as much as 30 percent. Also, stretching one leg’s muscles can reduce strength in the other leg as well, probably because the central nervous system rebels against the movements.”

Here’s an example for tennis players.

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