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Stretching is commonly used to prepare the body for work and protect the exercising muscles from sudden exertion. Ballistic, dynamic, active, passive, static, isometric and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching are the various ways of stretching that hold certain values which are beneficial for the body yet still pose draw backs in the nature of the movements. Static and dynamic stretching are more commonly used in athletics since they still prepare the body for work yet “dynamic stretching performed prior to vertical jumps can result in improvements in performance” (Vanderka 2011). Static stretching has long been the mode of choice for stretching with mixed results about the effectiveness as well as the most beneficial application.


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