Stretching for Speed
Speed for Sports
Jackson, Tennessee


What is Dynamic Mobility Stretching?

Many athletes prepare for workouts by performing stretching exercises, but the type of stretching you do before a workout or competition is very important for many reasons.

Static stretching (holding one stretch position several seconds) helps to improve flexibility, but it may not do such a good job at preparing your body to move quickly and efficiently. In fact, one research study shows that prolonged stretching can slow reaction time slightly for up to an hour. For this reason, static stretching is used by Speed for Sports for gains in flexibility, but not 30 minute before the big game.

‘Rather, dynamic mobility stretching is performed before games and performance benchmarking for injury prevention and athletic performance improvement.

Mobility exercises during your pre-workout warm-up period prepare your body for demanding movements of a high-intensity speed workout. Most sports involve forceful, strenuous activity, and mobility exercises and drills stimulate the nervous system, muscles, tendons and joints in a very dynamic manner.

Speed for Sports uses both dynamic mobility stretching for warm-ups, and static stretching for gains in flexibility. Speed Homework assignment are given for a 10-minute static stretching routine 3 to 4 times a week.

To see a article by Phil Campbell on general stretching click here

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