Before we really get into dynamic stretching, you can take a minute to learn more about flexibility training.
Dynamic stretching uses momentum and an exaggerated range of motion to warm up muscles for subsequent exercise. The main caveat of dynamic stretching is that the stretch position is not held, as it is with static stretching.
Dynamic stretching involves moving parts of your body and gradually increasing reach, speed of movement, or both. This is not to be confused with ballistic stretching, which can be dangerous.
Note: dynamic stretching should ALWAYS be preformed AFTER a medium intensity 5 minute warm up consisting of jogging, jumping jacks, or jumping rope.
Never begin any kind of stretching session cold. Warm up to stretch, but NEVER stretch to warm up.
Let’s figure out how, why, when, and where to use dynamic stretching.