- Increased flexibility and range of motion
- Improved circulation
- Better posture
- Stress relief (physical & mental)
- Enhanced coordination
Stretching for Recovery
In our experience, the most overlooked part of training for high school athletes is the cool-down & recovery period. At PLT4M, we use a number of different static stretching routines (like the Band Stretch above), mobility work, and foam rolling as our final piece of each training session. We cannot stress enough the benefit of incorporating this type of recovery work on a regular basis. While static stretching has been shown to be inferior to dynamic warm-ups as pre-exercise activity, it does offer a number of benefits when used after training.
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