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What is the ‘Six rules to stretching’?

The “Six rules to stretching” are a set of guidelines to follow when stretching to ensure safe and effective stretching practices. These rules were developed by Bob Anderson, a stretching expert and author of the book “Stretching.” The six rules are:

  • Warm up: It is important to warm up before stretching to increase blood flow and prepare your muscles for stretching.
  • Relax: Relax your mind and body to avoid tension and increase your range of motion.
  • Breathe: Breathe deeply and slowly during stretching to increase relaxation and oxygenation of the muscles.
  • Move slowly: Move slowly and smoothly to avoid jerky or sudden movements that can cause injury.
  • Hold each stretch: Hold each stretch for 15-30 seconds or longer to allow the muscles to relax and lengthen.
  • Stretch regularly: Stretch at least two to three times a week to maintain flexibility and prevent muscle tightness.

Following these six rules can help you avoid injury and improve your flexibility with consistent stretching practice.

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