Jay Blahnik, author of Full-Body Flexibility, was interviewed on the Fit Marriage Show and offered tips on how to make fitness a daily priority. He also discussed his three-step stretching system and the best time of the day to stretch. To view the full interview, click here.
Champaign, IL—Many athletes and fitness buffs include stretching in their workouts, but few effectively stretch to improve performance and reduce injuries. In the new edition of Full-Body Flexibility (Human Kinetics, 2010), Blahnik explains his updated three-step stretch system. Full-Body Flexibility, Second Edition, offers step-by-step instruction and over 640 detailed full-color photo sequences for enhancing the body’s natural movement, reducing muscular tension, strengthening joints, ...
The following stretches will help increase mobility in the wrists and help reverse the mechanical stress associated with hand overuse injuries. Use the other hand to pull on the back of the hand, bringing the palm down toward the body. Pull the hand up toward the body, bringing the back of the hand up.
However, many experts consider static stretching much less beneficial than dynamic stretching for improving range of motion for functional movement, including sports and activities for daily living. Active stretching means you’re stretching a muscle by actively contracting the muscle in opposition to the one you’re stretching. With active stretching, you relax the muscle you’re trying to stretch and rely on the opposing muscle to initiate the stretch.
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