Static stretching is a slow stretch. Usually, you hold the end position from 10 to 30 sec. or so. An example of these stretches we are all familiar with is the partner holds, where you bring a leg up in front, the partner holds the foot while standing in front of you, you hold for 10 to 15 seconds. Or sitting on the ground with your legs spread apart and bend at the waist to try to touch your head to your knee. These are examples of static stretching. This type of stretching is not the best way to stretch a muscle and it limits the amount of force output athletes can produce once they are finished. That’s right, after that, you’re actually weaker and not prepared for an athletic event.

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