Incorporating stretching into your fitness routine can have a number of benefits, including improved flexibility, range of motion, and physical performance. One popular method for stretching is assisted stretching, also known as partner stretching or static-active stretching.
During an assisted stretch, the person being stretched remains in a stationary position, while a partner or stretching device provides gentle resistance to the stretch. This can help to deepen the stretch and increase flexibility, as the person being stretched is able to relax and release tension in the muscles.
Assisted stretching can be done with a variety of different muscles and movements, depending on the specific goals and needs of the individual. It can be particularly effective for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are looking to improve their performance and reduce the risk of injury.
One common technique used in assisted stretching is the PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretch. This involves contracting and relaxing the muscle being stretched in a specific pattern, in order to help increase range of motion and flexibility. PNF stretches can be done with a variety of different muscles and are often used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury.
Another popular assisted stretching technique is the “active-assisted” stretch, which involves the person being stretched actively contracting the opposing muscle group while the stretch is being performed. This can help to further deepen the stretch and increase flexibility.
In addition to the physical benefits of assisted stretching, it can also be a great way to reduce stress and tension, as the relaxing nature of the stretch can help to calm the mind and promote a sense of well-being.
At iFlex Stretch Studios, we offer a range of assisted stretching services to help our clients achieve their goals. Our certified stretch therapists are trained to use a variety of techniques and tools to assist with stretches, including resistance bands, stretching bars, and even the client’s own body weight.
If you’re interested in learning more about assisted stretching and how it can help improve your range of motion and flexibility, we encourage you to visit iFlex Stretch Studios and try one of our classes or private sessions. Our certified stretch therapists will work with you to develop a personalized stretching plan that meets your specific goals and needs. With regular stretching and the guidance of our experienced team, you’ll be amazed at the progress you can make in terms of flexibility, range of motion, and overall physical performance.
Incorporating assisted stretching into your fitness routine can be a simple and effective way to improve flexibility, reduce muscle soreness and fatigue, and enhance overall physical performance. Whether you’re an athlete looking to improve your game, a fitness enthusiast looking to enhance your workouts, or simply someone looking to reduce stress and improve overall well-being, assisted stretching is a great option to consider. So why not give it a try and see the benefits for yourself at iFlex Stretch Studios?