The old static stretches from gym class are familiar territory: stretch, hold, groan. Fortunately sports medicine has evolved and with it the practice of dynamic stretching offers a way to build strength, stimulate nervous system receptors, and stimulate blood flow.

“Dynamic stretching is lengthening a connective tissue — including muscles, tendons and fascia — by actively moving your muscles and joints through their full range of motion.”

— Grayson Wickham, PT, DPT, CSCS (from

Learn the pros and cons of dynamic stretching and see detailed instructions for performing three stretches in this article published at