People Stretching

Stretching is a type of physical movement in which certain muscles or tendons are intentionally flexed or stretched out so as to improve one’s range of motion, flexibility, and physical comfort. Stretching is an activity observed both in humans and many other animals, as it is often instinctive following long periods of physical inactivity, such as sleep, or when exiting confined spaces. In the case of humans, stretching is a critical part of physical fitness, since it helps to reduce risk of injury prior to and following strenuous activity and/or sport. There are many types of stretches one might do depending on the context, but the four major classifications of stretches are static, dynamic, active, and passive.

Why does stretching feel good?


Stretching allows for the focus to be on your body, which, as a result, clears your mind. Further, it releases endorphins putting you in a better mood. Stretching also improves circulation, simulates relaxation, reverses muscle contraction, and decreases muscle compensation and pain.

What is static stretching?


Static stretching is a stretch that is held for a period of time, usually between 10 to 30 seconds. The stretch is challenging yet comfortable. This type of stretching is a common form of stretching in general fitness, and it is effective in improving overall flexibility.

What is dynamic stretching?

In dynamic stretching, the joints and muscles go through a full range of motion; these types of stretches are used as a form of a warm-up before exercising. Dynamic stretching is an active movement, and they are functional movements that mimic the activity about to be performed.

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People Bending Down - Combination (Side)

Bending down, similar to ducking, is when humans bend forward to become lower to the ground. People can bend down to pick stuff up, go underneath objects, or to stretch. Bending down requires flexibility in one’s lower back. One’s ability to bend down can be limited by a back injury.

Side elevation drawings of men and women bending down in a range of postures
Bending down, similar to ducking, is when humans bend forward to become lower to the ground. People can bend down to pick stuff up, go underneath objects, or to stretch. Bending down requires flexibility in one’s lower back. One’s ability to bend down can be limited by a back injury.

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People Bending Down - Combination (Side)
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Seated Hamstring Stretch

The seated hamstring stretch is performed by sitting on the ground with one or both legs extended out in front of your torso and bending forward reaching towards your toes. The seated hamstring stretch is also known as a seated forward bend, or paschimottanasana in yoga practice. The seated hamstring stretch can help increase flexibility in your vertebral column, shoulder, and hamstrings. The seated hamstring stretch can be done during yoga practice or as part of a stretching routine to warm up or cool down from other exercise. The seated hamstring stretch is also good for the digestive system and can help to massage your internal organs.

Series of elevation drawings of men and women sitting and stretching in the Seated Hamstring Stretch position
The seated hamstring stretch is performed by sitting on the ground with one or both legs extended out in front of your torso and bending forward reaching towards your toes. The seated hamstring stretch is also known as a seated forward bend, or paschimottanasana in yoga practice.

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Standing Hamstring Stretch

The standing hamstring stretch is performed by bending forward at one’s waist to touch one’s toes. The standing hamstring stretch is also known as a forward fold, or uttanasana in yoga practice. The standing hamstring stretch aids flexibility and mobility in the hamstrings, hips, calves, and strengthens the knees and thighs. The standing hamstring stretch can help with lower back pain as tightness in one’s hamstrings can increase stress in one’s lower back. The standing hamstring stretch can be done during yoga or post or prior to exercising as part of one’s warmup or cool down routine.

Collection of elevation drawings of men and women stretching their hamstrings in the Standing Hamstring Stretch position
The standing hamstring stretch is performed by bending forward at one’s waist to touch one’s toes. The standing hamstring stretch is also known as a forward fold, or uttanasana in yoga practice. The standing hamstring stretch aids flexibility and mobility in the hamstrings, hips, calves, and knees.

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