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  • Stretches
    • What does it do to the body?
      • It diffuses the latic acid.
      • Helps to gain greater muscle length over time
      • Diminshes tension in muscles
      • Prevent or ease muscle soreness
      • Safty Precaution to make the muscles more elastic.
      • Can be used as part of a physiotherapy session to help recover from injury
    • Types of stretches
      • Active
        • Beginning to the family of moving stretches.
          • Controlled kick or Grand Battments, then holding it there
      • Ballistic
        • The movement of bouncing up and down. Method not a good way of gaining results over a long period of time- can involuntarily tighten muscles and cancel on lengthening of muscles
      • Dynamic
        • A natural moving stretch. educates muscle spindles to accept a longer muscle fibre memory.
          • Eg. The stretch you would do when waking up in the morning. Benefical if done with repletion and without jerky action.
      • Isometric
        • A non-moving stretch, achieved by resistance and the tensing of stretched muscles.
          • Get into position, tense the stretched muscle for 6-12 seconds, relax the stretch then repeat.
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