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What is Ballistic Stretching?

Ballistic stretching is a type of stretching exercise that involves rapid and bouncing movements to stretch a muscle or group of muscles beyond their normal range of motion. This type of stretching typically involves repetitive bouncing movements or swinging motions that are designed to create a stretch reflex in the muscles.

During ballistic stretching, the muscles are stretched beyond their normal range of motion, which can increase flexibility and range of motion over time. However, this type of stretching is often considered more risky than other types of stretching because it can lead to injury if not performed properly.

Some experts recommend avoiding ballistic stretching altogether because it can cause small tears in the muscles and increase the risk of muscle strains or sprains. Instead, they recommend using other forms of stretching, such as dynamic stretching or static stretching, which can be performed safely and effectively without the risk of injury.

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