Active Stretching

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Active Stretching is a type of stretching that uses the active development of tension in the agonist muscles with no outside assistance. In active stretching one assumes a position and then holds that position using muscle strength alone. This type of stretching is static in nature and does not involve ballistic or dynamic movements. An example is a martial artist holding up a leg in a side or front kick position, relying solely on the tension of the agonists to hold the leg up in as stretched a position as possible.

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Last updated 18 Jul 2016 19:02

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