Stretching. Katelyn Bennett David Berning Fall 2005. Introduction. There are many theories and myths about the importance and effect of stretching. Coaches tend to put a lot of emphasis on stretching prior to and following activity. Lately there has been controversy on the
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controversy on the
effectiveness of stretching.
Don’t forget to stretch!
in one position without movement
where resistance is felt but no pain.
is sufficient to increase ROM
[Bandy et al, Ford et al]
duration of stretch to 30-60 seconds
[Bandy et al]
effective as stretching three times a day