There are many types of stretching techniques. Following is a guide to the many different types of stretching techniques that exist.
Stretching is essentially a mechanical manual/movement therapy that is aimed at making a soft tissue longer so that we can increase flexibility.
Two primary hypotheses have been proposed to explain the stretching-induced force deficit, in other words, the muscle weakness…
All types of stretching showed joint range of motion improvements over the long term, however, static stretching technique showed the greatest improvement.
Dynamic stretching’s improvement seems to be related to the increased tissue temperature and increased neural facilitation. Therefore, if the goal of a warm-up is to increase joint ROM and to enhance muscle force and/or power, dynamic stretching seems to be a preferable alternative to static stretching.
Results showed that there were significant shoulder joint ROM increases following both lower body static stretching and lower body dynamic stretching.
This study proposes that static stretching causes a central nervous system neurophysiological response that results in diminished muscle strength.