Static stretching is when you extend the muscle to full resistance and let it rest 20-30 seconds in that position.
A common misconception is to static stretch pre-workout. However this form of stretching is most beneficial post-workout.
Before your workout, your body is full of water and that’s when you’re least flexible. When you go through your workout, you sweat out a bunch of water. Now, your muscles are much more flexible, which is when static stretching is most appropriate
This video shows and example of static stretching focusing on the hamstrings!
- Exhale as you reach out and reach to your full extension
- Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds
- Once completed with the stretch, slowly come back up to your original position