Most of us agree that stretching is an important part of training for any sport. However, it’s difficult to know which form of stretching is most effective. PNF stretching has increasingly gained popularity with physiotherapists and fitness professionals, but what is it?
The field of strength and conditioning is always changing. Ten years ago we were being told not to stretch before exercise. Now, it’s the opposite. So when it comes to static stretching vs. dynamic stretching, which is better?
Traditional stretches, such as people bending over to touch their toes or stretch their legs on a fence, often cause the muscles to tighten rather than relax which is the exact opposite of what is needed for physical activity.
They found that those who had the poorest movement quality at the beginning of the study were the most likely to benefit from the exercises, according to the study.