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To Stretch or Not to Stretch: The Role of Stretching in Injury Prevention and Performance

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SKU:
827008031696*
Author:
Malachy P. McHugh, David G. Behm
Published:
2007
Length:
23 minutes
To Stretch or Not to Stretch: The Role of Stretching in Injury Prevention and Performance looks at the often contentious issue of whether stretching helps to prevent injuries and/or improve performance. The first part of the DVD examines the differences between static and dynamic stretching and details the relative effect of both types of stretching on performance. The second part of the DVD explores the negative and positive effects of stretching on injury risk.

• Introduction to acute effects of static and dynamic stretching on performance
•Acute static stretching
• Sprints and static stretching
• The positive or no effect of static stretching
•Dynamic stretching
•Who should employ static stretching?
•Context of stretching
• Effects of stretching
•Negative effects of stretching on injury risk
• Beneficial effects of stretching on injury risk
• Functional range of motion
•Mechanism and risk factors of muscle strain