Stretching can help improve performance and range of motion . There are various methods to improve flexibility, a good question may be, which which type of flexibility will be most appropriate for the athlete. NASM describes three types of flexibility that can be incorporated through the integrated flexibility continuum. There is corrective flexibility which focuses on fascia and neuromuscular stretching. This type of stretching includes static stretching and a self myofascial release. Active flexibility focuses on improving the extensibility and motion of soft tissue. This incorporates muscle agonist and synergists and stretches the functional antagonist all while going through the range of motion. Functional flexibility and you are muscular control through the complete range of movement. This usually incorporates functional movements.
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