Thursday, August 11, 2011


It's so important to stretch!

We spent the day discussing static and dynamic stretching as well as PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) -- how and why we should incorporate stretching into our warm-up before class, as well as post a workout or dance class.

The point of a "warm-up" is to get your body warm.... try some dynamic stretching like leg swings to get your blood flowing and heart rate elevated.  Post your workout try holding static stretches when the body is at rest for 30 seconds to 2 minutes for a long stretch to increase range of motion and improve flexibility. 

Keep up with it and see results -- prevent injury and increase expression through movement!

More perspectives on stretching to come.....

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad we talked about this in class! I know stretching is important before and after class, but this helps me better understand how to do it in a more effective way. Thank you :-)