Definition: Ballistic Stretching

Ballistic Stretching: The use of momentum or “bouncing” to force a limb beyond its range of motion in order to warm up or increase flexibility. Examples of ballistic stretching would be leg swings or bouncing in splits. Such stretches may lead to injury if the body is not thoroughly warmed up, but if done carefully (with light force and controlled amplitude), experienced gymnasts may benefit from these flexibility exercises.

Tags:

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hide me
Subscribe For: How To Get The Most Out Of Every Gymnastics Practice
Email: * First Name: Last Name:
Show me