Title

Stretching and Its Effects on Recovery: A Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2013

Description

Stretching is a commonly prescribed exercise activity that has been applied to warm-up, increasing range of motion, and recovery from training. The practitioner should understand the effects of stretching exercise and the inherent differences between types of stretching exercises and activities designed to enhance "looseness" and freedom of motion. Stretching to enhance range of motion may be contraindicated when applied to recovery should be pain-free motion within the constraints of maximum range of motion of a joint.;

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