Stretching might seem like a simple enough concept, but there's more to it than meets the eye. For starters, there's more than just 1 way to stretch! There are 4 types of stretching: static, dynamic, passive, and active. For this blog, however, I'm going to focus on passive stretching and active stretching.
Passive stretching is perhaps the most common form of stretching - it involves positioning a muscle into a stretch position and holding it still for 15sec-2min.
Active stretching involves constant movement of a muscle through its full range of motion.
Both of these types of stretching should be part of everyone's injury prevention plan, but they are beneficial for different reasons, and at different times.
Check out this Youtube video for some examples of both passive and active stretching.
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Dr Mitch Clark