Stretching is an important part of any fitness regimen for any type of athlete. It loosens muscles prior to after any physical activity to increase range of motion and decrease your risk of injury. However, all stretches are not created equal and choosing the correct type of stretching at the correct time is shown to be increasingly important for your overall muscle health and wellness and help your body reach it’s peak performance.
So what are the different types of stretching and when should you use each type? Let’s take a look: