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Monday, January 11, 2021

Stretching Principle #3: No Bouncing!!

•#3    Do not bounce while stretching, hold steady.

The third stretching principle I would want all of my patient doing was to hold the stretch steady and not bounce or move in any way. We have talked about holding the stretch for 30-60 seconds (Principle #1). It is also to important when doing 2 or 3 sets to alternate between the sides right and left (Principle #2). Therefore, stretching should be relaxing, non hurried, and gentle to the body. These principles can be applied to any stretch you perform, and I have individual examples of problems when these rules are broken. I usually have my patients demonstrate how they stretch and I look to see if they are breaking any of my rules. 

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