Stretching: dynamic vs static

As I mentioned to a few of you at the race training session last night, I was surprised to learn that there is evidence to show that static stretching is actually detrimental to performance. Static stretching is where a stretch is held for a period of time (1minute or more),as opposed to a dynamic stretch where there is gentle movement throughout the stretch.

Here’s a link to an article on this: http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2011/11/07/a-conversation-with-about-the-merits-of-stretching/

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