What is the definition of Active Stretching?

Active Stretching: is a term used to describe a stretch that involves an active contraction of opposing musculature to lengthen a muscle to its end range. Generally, these stretches are held for 2-5 seconds and repeated for 8-15 repetitions.

Active Stretching

Related Terms

  • Passive stretching
  • Static stretching
  • PNF stretching
  • Stretching exercises
  • Flexibility


  • Active isolated stretching
  • Movement stretching
  • Functional stretching

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