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PNF Stretching

PNF stretching

PNF Stretching

PNF stretching, also known as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretching, is a type of stretching technique used to increase the range of motion & flexibility. It works by taking a muscle to the point of tension & then contracting the opposing muscle group to facilitate relaxation in the active muscles, allowing for a deeper stretch. This type of stretching is often used by physical therapists & trainers for their clients who need to improve flexibility or reduce muscle soreness.

The PNF technique uses contract-relax methods that involve repeated shortening (contraction) & lengthening (stretching) of the target muscle group. By alternating between contraction & relaxation, your body learns how to relax more deeply into each stretch over time. This method of stretching also helps to build strength in the muscles that are being stretched.

PNF stretching can be used by athletes or individuals who want to improve their flexibility & range of motion. It is an effective technique for anyone looking for a safe & achievable way to increase their mobility & reduce muscle soreness after workouts. As with any form of stretching, it is important to consult & seek guidance from a professional.

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