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Dynamic Stretching (Video)

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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.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: November 2011

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Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses and treatment, consult your doctor.

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