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Alexandria Soccer Fitness Blog | How & When to Use Active Stretches

Check out this month's blog post from Jenn Schwartz (Director of Injury Prevention & Fitness). Here is a link to the blog post. See below for a excerpt:

What are active stretches?

It is an advanced form of flexibility training.  This form is different from static passive and dynamic stretching.  Placing an outstretched leg on a chair and using the bodyweight to bring about a stretch is an example of static passive stretching.  Active stretches includes a component of active muscle contraction called an isometric. An isometric contraction occurs when tension is created in the muscle group without a change in its length.  These active stretches have two parts.  The first is an isometric contraction and a subsequent light stretch.

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