This month I’ll be taking you through a video blog (vlog) as we discuss the difference between static and dynamic stretching and how to use them appropriately.   We’ll explore various static stretches and how to combine them to make them more functional and dynamic. I’ll explain the benefits of static stretching after a workout and the benefits of dynamic stretching in warming up your joints and muscles before a workout.   

Don’t just watch but join in and follow along as we learn about the importance of static and dynamic stretching and how to incorporate it into your fitness routine. 

Stretching Terms: 

  1.  Static Stretching – (or static stretches) refers to any stretch that is performed without movement. 
  1. Dynamic Stretching – active movements that stretch the muscles to their full range of motion. 

Static Stretches in this video: 

  1.  Hip Hinge  
  1. Bottom Position 
  1. Low Lunge or Couch Stretch 
  1. Runners Lunge 
  1. Plank (full body strength exercise) 
  1. Downward Dog 
  1. Pigeon 

Dynamic Stretches in this video 

  1.  Bottoms Up (Hip Hinge + Bottom Position) 
  1. Lunge Hinges (Low Lunge + Runner’s lunge) 
  1. Plank to Dog (Plank to Downward Dog) 
  1. Plank to Pigeon (Plank + Alt. Pigeon) 

Consider practicing both static and dynamic stretching to favor longevity.