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The Stretch with Flexibility

The Stretch with Flexibility

Nick Mog

The Stretch with Flexibility

Flexibility is often forgotten behind muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory training. Flexibility, however, is a key component of health and wellness that contributes to the effectiveness of the other three. Here’s a look at some different forms of stretching:

  1. Myofascial Release

    1. This form of stretching involves the use of a foam roller

    2. Targets: Calves, IT Band, Adductors, Hips, Arms

  2. Static Stretching

    1. Body weight stretches

    2. Involves holding the stretch for approximately 30 seconds

    3. Targets: Calves, Hip Flexor, Adductors, Chest

  3. Dynamic Stretching

    1. The body’s momentum is utilized to take a joint through the full range of motion (ROM)

    2. Targets: Squats, Lunges, Band Walks, Medicine Ball Chops

Flexibility training is just as important as muscular strength, muscular endurance, or cardiorespiratory training. Following these flexibility guidelines will allow for diversity when stretching before or after your workouts!