Improve your flexibility through stretching - advice from an #Shepperton Chiropractor

We all know we should warm-up before and cool-down after sport. Stretching excercises are an important part of these rituals but what type of stretch should we do and when?

Stretching exercises fall into 2 categories: Dynamic and Static

DYNAMIC – These are the warm-up stretches. They are used to allow relaxtion in the target muscles – as one muscle contracts, so its opposite muscle relaxes. They are not long hold stretches, but are 8-10 repetitions of only 1-2 seconds.

STATIC – The cool down stretches.  Long hold stretches of 30-60 seconds and are to improve the structural length of the muscles, and if done regularly give a long term improvement.

This advice is brought to you with the compliments of Mika at Shepperton Chiropractic Clinic – to read the full article please visit Stretching or for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give Mika a call on 01932 429584.

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