Is Stretching Good? – Research on Stretching – Does Stretching Prevent Injuries?
There’s still a lot of confusion over when and how to stretch, and if we should even be stretching. What does it do, what doesn’t it do? After doing research on stretching, in this talk, Charlie Weingroff explains the science and gives us an idea of when, how and who should stretch.
“In the top five predictors of injury, it doesn’t mean stretching can’t be part of the solution. I think what the literature tells us in terms of injury prevention is this is a tool. We’re not talking about whether it’s good, bad or even how to apply it, but it has to fit in for a different reason. We’re not stretching everybody, because there’s no reason to believe everyone needs to stretch and there’s no reason to believe if everyone stretches, somehow injuries become less a part of the picture.” ~ Charlie Weingroff
• Why do we Stretch in the First Place? (1:20)
• Stretching and Power (10:50)
• Stretching and Recovery (16:30)
• Range of Motion and Flexibility (19:15)
• Motor Control (28:45)
• Different Techniques (33:55)
• Differentiating Mobility Limitations (39:45)
• Changing Tissue and Affecting Fascia (48:20)
• Tissue Hypoxia (55:55)
• Test and Re-Test (58:25)
• Joint Centration (1:02:35)
• Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (1:09:35)
• Pneumo-Muscular Reflex (1:14:00)
Charlie Weingroff is a physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, and strength & conditioning coach who blends aspects of neurological training with traditional methods of training for strength, speed and endurance. He most recently was the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, and was previously the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. You can keep up with Charlie via his regularly updated website at charlieweingroff.com.