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The Benefits of Dynamic Stretching

March 4, 2024

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

Dynamic stretching offers a game-changing alternative to static stretching, boasting a host of benefits in a shorter timeframe. Unlike static stretches, which hold muscles in place, dynamic stretching involves active movements that mimic the upcoming activity. Here’s why it’s a must for your warm-up routine.

Dynamic stretching ramps up blood flow, heart rate, and body temperature, priming muscles and joints for action while reducing injury risk. It improves flexibility and range of motion more effectively than static stretching, enhancing performance and functional movement. Plus, dynamic stretches reinforce proper movement patterns and coordination, especially crucial for sports requiring quick changes in direction.

In essence, dynamic stretching is the shortcut to a safer, more effective warm-up. By integrating it into your pre-workout routine, you’ll unlock improved performance and resilience, ensuring you’re ready to tackle whatever lies ahead.

Examples of Dynamic Stretching

We told you WHY you should implement dynamic stretching, now here is HOW you do it. Check out some of the resources below to access some easy and effective dynamic stretching examples.

Access one of our Strive for Five warmup videos here – https://youtu.be/d1josEAQkMs

https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/healthy-living/physical-activity/other-activities/7-dynamic-warm-ups

https://www.healthline.com/health/exercise-fitness/dynamic-stretching#cool-downs

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