Static Stretching | Guideline & Examples
Static stretching is the most common stretching method. It involves holding a stretch position just beyond the normal range of motion by adding some external force, which may come from supportive body parts, a training partner or assisting equipment. While holding a stretch position, it is possible to gradually increase the range of motion.
|Sit on mat and with feet apart place heels on floor. Keep knees flexed. Bend over and grasp lower legs. Pull torso slightly forward. Hold stretch.
|Stand on one foot and grasp other foot with hand. Pull foot up to buttocks. Position knees side by side and stand upright. Hold stretch.
|Stand upright and hold broomstick with wide overhand grip above head. Move broomstick back behind shoulders. Keep arms slightly flexed. Hold stretch.