What is Stretching?
Stretching is done before beginning an exercise routine or sports game to primarily improve the range of motion of the joints and muscles. It is a preparatory activity to stimulate neurological awareness and to increase blood flow to the muscles. Stretching is also done after the exercise routine to cool down the muscles and joints and as a form of recovery and regeneration from a physical activity (Manocchia, 2008).
Types of Stretching
There are many kinds of stretching such as passive, dynamic, ballistic, static, contract-relax and resistance stretching. Each of these kinds of stretching uses different techniques and are believed to impact the muscles in a ...