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    What Is Stretching?

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    routines. Fans even get to the stadium early to be part of the warm-ups sometimes hours before the game kicks off. While warming up and stretching is an important part of injury prevention, it is largely…

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    Dynamic Stretching

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    practice. When we entered the weight room, however, he only had us group stretch after. A lot of people try to argue for pre-workout stretching, but according to WebMD, “everyone is more flexible after exercise.” Arguably, stretching post workout hasn’t seemed to decrease muscle soreness and pre workout stretching is unlikely to reduce risk of injury or improve performance. On the other hand, cooling down after a vigorous workout with static stretching is “a nice way to end a workout.”…

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    Ballistic Stretching

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    Ballistic Stretching- Ballistic stretching is similar to dynamic stretching however it uses a bouncing or jerking movement to increase the range of motion. Dynamic stretches are controlled body movements which take you to the limits of your range of motion. Ballistic Stretching would most benefit gymnastics as in this sport you need a greater range of movement in order to perform better routines due to you being able to stretch further. Footballers can also benefit from this as they suffer many…

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    Importance of Stretching Stretching is one of the most important things when it comes to any type of exercise. It helps improve flexibility and increases your range of motion, increases blood and nutrient supply to muscles, decreases muscle soreness, and has many other important values. Stretching is important before and after any type of exercise or sport, such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Flexibility is important for volleyball players, therefore stretching is important. The most…

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    Effects of Stretching on Strength Dependent Performance Training programs for athletes often include both strength and flexibility exercises. Increasing strength is believed to increase athletic performance, while a minimal degree of flexibility, which varies between sports, is fundamental for optimal performance. Additionally, many authors and clinicians advise that stretching beyond this minimal needed flexibility prior to the main physical activity will reduce the risk of injury, improve…

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    These effects of stretching prominently appear to affect stretch tolerance with no changes in the viscoelastic properties of the muscle (Halbertsma & Göeken, 1994) (Magnusson, Simonsen, Aagaard, Sørensen, & Kjaer, 1996). The mechanism for increased performance following chronic stretching is believed to be related to stretch-induced hypertrophy, which is discussed more when examining the adaption mechanisms. Adaptation Mechanisms The adaptation mechanisms of acute and chronic stretching…

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    Static stretching is often referred to as slow or passive stretching. This slow, deliberate movement is used to achieve a lengthening of muscle that’ been stimulated. There has been much research done, exploring the effects of static stretching on performance of athletes. The results of these studies tend to point towards a positive reduction in injury. The ability to lengthen your muscle without damage may allow the athlete to assume an unusual position of which would have regularly resulted in…

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    For many years, stretching was an accepted part of warmup for any physical activity. It was believed that it would decrease sports injuries, but now professionals are not so sure about that fact. According to C.W. Daub (2013) “Stretching does not equal a warm-up. The best approach to warming up… is…dynamic movement to prepare the muscles and connective tissues for the intended activity”. That does not mean that there are not advantages to stretching, but that it does not necessarily need to be…

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    Stretching Bodybuilder

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    Stretching perfect way for bodybuilders: Stretching routine: We need a routine for a warm-up routine, routine, weight lifting and stretching? It is a routine that you spread it simply, you are integrated into your schedule if you do not do any more opportunities, because any bodybuilder us to be consistent with the will. Stretching before a workout: Pulling a lot of controversy these days about the exercise. True, a bodybuilder some light stretching before a workout will not be a huge…

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    Observation In Social Work

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    I did my observation at the Brookdale, Spring Creek Gardens Senior Living Solutions. It is in Plano at 6410 Old Orchard Drive. I observed the morning exercises and interviewed the Activities Director, Cheryl Denman. The morning exercises start at 9 a.m. on weekdays. It always starts with some stretching and warm-up movements. The session always ends with a cool-down that includes slow breathing and mental centering for the day. The following is the exercise activities that I observed…

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