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What is Resistance Stretching?

April 27, 2023 Dave and Peggy Stevens, Kim Gibbs
Ageless Vitality - Move Well, Stay Healthy
What is Resistance Stretching?
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Resistance stretching is a form of stretching that involves contracting a muscle while stretching it, with the goal of improving flexibility, strength, and mobility. Here are some of the potential benefits of resistance stretching:

Improved flexibility: Resistance stretching has been shown to increase flexibility and range of motion more effectively than traditional static stretching, which involves holding a stretch for a period of time. This increased flexibility can help reduce the risk of injury and improve overall physical performance.

Increased strength: By contracting a muscle while stretching it, resistance stretching can help increase muscular strength and endurance. This can be particularly beneficial for athletes and individuals looking to improve their physical performance.

Reduced muscle soreness: Resistance stretching can help reduce muscle soreness and stiffness, particularly after intense exercise. This can help speed up recovery time and improve overall comfort.

Improved posture: Resistance stretching can help improve posture by increasing flexibility and strength in the muscles that support the spine and neck.

Reduced stress and tension: Resistance stretching can help reduce stress and tension in the body, which can have a positive impact on overall health and well-being.

Overall, resistance stretching can be a highly effective way to improve flexibility, strength, and mobility, and may offer a range of additional health benefits. As with any form of exercise or stretching, it's important to speak with a qualified healthcare professional before beginning a new routine.

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