Stretches & Functional Movements

Passive Stretch: a passive position you hold for a long period of time (typically 2-5 minutes or more) to allow muscle tissue to lengthen beyond its functional capacity so as to encourage the growth of additional sarcomeres within each muscle involved to allow greater ROM and ease of movement.

Active Stretch: an active position you hold for a short period of time (typically 1-10 seconds) to lengthen and retrain muscles to more effectively coordinate across a joint and allow for improved movement patterns, especially when each muscle is at its full-range functional length.

Functional Movement: a constant motion movement you slowly practice to train muscles to more effectively coordinate across a joint and allow for improved movement patterns, especially when each muscle is at its full-range functional length.

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7 Responses to “Stretches & Functional Movements”

  1. MateuszFebruary 17, 2014 at 4:11 am #

    Hi are you still working on the site? I find the content really superb, but all of the links on stretching site seam dead.

    • fitcajunFebruary 17, 2014 at 7:53 am #

      Yep, we’re plugging away at our updates. Sorry about the dead links. We will have them live again soon. We moved servers and many of our picture and download links were broken along the way…you should see the links working again one at a time over the next couple days.

    • fitcajunFebruary 18, 2014 at 1:52 am #

      Mateusz, we’ve updated all of the existing stretches to return the links to live status. Please check them out when you get a chance. Watch for more stretches to be added in the coming weeks and months. Thank you for your membership. Let us know if we can help you get better use out of your SMR efforts.

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