Ask the Expert: Dynamic Stretching

Today marks the start of college football season, one of my favorite days of the year.


Q:  John here at Hilton Head Health asked, “I go early to the games to watch my team warm-up; why do they spend so long warming up and what are some of those crazy moves they’re doing?”

A:   John, the players are doing what’s called a dynamic warm-up.  This helps increase the blood flow to the target tissues, helping make them more pliable and less prone to injury.  The length of the warm-up is designed to help prepare for the heightened intensity of the upcoming match.  A conditioning coach’s highest priority is injury prevention!  See my video below for an explanation of a few dynamic exercises you could incorporate into your routine, plus some BONUS footage!


Movie Credits: ESPN.com

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