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Dynamic Stretching (Video)

Dynamic stretching is a movement-based type of stretching. It uses the muscles themselves to bring about a stretch. It's different from traditional "static" stretching because the stretch position is not held.

Sports medicine experts consider dynamic stretching a better way to reduce muscle tightness than traditional stretching. But how do you do it? These videos introduce you to eight dynamic stretches that target different muscles and areas of the body. They provide tips on how to do the stretches and for how long.

  • Side Shuffle

    Side Shuffle

    This stretch can help protect against groin and outer hip injuries.

  • Carioca

    Carioca

    This stretch helps improve flexibility in the leg muscles.

  • Backpedal Jog

    Backpedal Jog

    This stretch warms up the hip flexors and abs.

  • Walking Knee to Chest

    Walking Knee to Chest

    This stretch targets major muscles from the shoulders to the thighs.

  • Lunge Walk with Twist

    Lunge Walk with Twist

    This is a great way to stretch your upper body.

  • Straight Leg Kick

    Straight Leg Kick

    This stretch warms up hamstrings and hip flexors.

  • Heel-to-Rear Jog

    Heel-to-Rear Jog

    A great stretch for the front of the legs.

  • Power Skip Plus Reach

    Power Skip Plus Reach

    An ideal whole-body stretch.

Reviewed by: KidsHealth Medical Experts
Date Reviewed: 00-00-0000

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