duration of stretches

quijjiboo

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hey ive noticed DLD usually recommends stretching for 30 sec to 60 sec, and im wondering what is his rationale behind having a 'short' stretch .. it seems to me that a 2-3 minute stretch would be best, as these are tough tissues that we're trying to stretch ..
i notice that the longer the stretch is the 'further' the stretch goes, seems like its doing more when i stretch longer..
 

mowinman

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It is the muscles reflex to being stressed. Countering your pull. Repeated stretching for shorter periods tend to fatigue the muscle faster so that stretches become more effective.
 
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