We are doing our athletes a disservice by
"Stretching them out"
We as coaches need to evolve with the science.
I'll cut to the chase.
STATIC STRETCHING: Static stretching involves placing the joint or joints in a position so that the muscles and connective tissues are stretched while held in a static position with the tissues at their greatest length. Stretches are often held for 15 to 30 seconds.
This attempt to elongate the muscle and connective tissue causes the muscles to lose elastic energy for up to several hours (depending on duration of stretching). Your athletes will be slower and less explosive.
This would be much more beneficial after the game or training session.
So my question is, why would we as sport coaches and trainers place our athletes at a disadvantage before the whistle ever blows to start the game?
DYNAMIC WARM-UP :
Dynamic stretches are controlled movements that prepare your muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues for performance and safety by moving through proper Range of motion (ROM). The goal of the dynamic Warm-up is in the name. We are looking to warm the body up and prepare it for competition.
Partner / Director of Sports Performance
Next Generation Elite
Dynamic Warm Up vs.