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Ballistic Stretching | Guideline & Examples


Ballistic Stretching

During ballistic stretching you force the body parts into positions beyond the normal range of motion by the momentum of a swinging movement. It is a quite controversial way of stretching because it may cause injuries. Also the stretching effect itself is questionable since the stressed muscle may tend to contract during the exercise.


Lower Back / HamstringsHamstringsChest
Stand upright with legs straight. Bend over and repeatedly reach down and relax.Stand upright and put either leg on elevation to front. Keep legs straight. With back straight bend over and repeatedly reach forward and relax.Stand upright and extend arms out to sides. Let palms face up, keep elbows slightly flexed. Repeatedly flex back and rear shoulders to move arms behind.