The purpose of this lecture is to introduce microStretching®, a recovery and regeneration technique, and why it is a vital component for any athlete training program, influencing sports performance, training, pain management, inflammation and sleep. It explores the history, development and key points, the research, as well as the parameters and principles of microStretching®. To ensure interaction and an understanding of theapplication of the parameters and principles of microstretching®, a section is dedicated to discussing these concepts referencing both conventional stretching exercises and basic self-micro-stretches, and howmicroStretching® differs from other forms of stretching for proper recovery and regeneration.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the history of microstretching®.
- An understanding behind the rationale of microstretching® and the research supporting the benefits of low intensity versus high intensity passive static stretching.
- An understanding and how to apply the parameters and the principles of microstretching®
- Compare the differences between microStretching® and conventional stretching practices and techniques