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What is Dynamic Stretching?

Writer: BRAD WALKER | Outlet: StretchCoach

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What is Dynamic Stretching?

The term dynamic stretching (or dynamic stretches) refers to any stretch that is performed with movement.

In other words, the individual uses a swinging or bouncing movement to extend their range of motion (ROM) and flexibility. The force of the bounce or swing is gradually increased but should never become radical or uncontrolled.


Is Dynamic Stretching Dangerous?

Similar to other exercises, dynamic stretching can be dangerous if used incorrectly. It's very easy to over-do-it with stretches that are performed with movement.


Dynamic Stretching Vs Static Stretching

While dynamic stretching refers to stretching with movement, static stretching is performed without movement.


Static stretching is when an individual gets into a stretch position, they hold that stretch position for a specific amount of time. While dynamic stretching is performed with movement.