Two main types of stretching:
Dynamic – These include active movements that move the muscles and joints through a full range of motion. Arm circles, for example, would fall into this category.
Static – This means you hold the stretch to the extent of your ability for a certain amount of time, usually 15-30 seconds. This includes stretches like holding your knee to your chest, tilting your neck to the side, etc.
When should you stretch: after sitting too long, when feeling fatigued, Static stretches after exercise, Dynamic stretches before exercise
Stretching benefits include:
1. Increases your range of motion
2. Increases Blood Flow
3. Prevents Back Pain