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
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