Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Isometric stretching is a type of static stretching (meaning it does not use motion) which involves the resistance of muscle groups through tensing of the stretched muscles. The most common ways to provide the needed resistance for an isometric stretch are to apply resistance manually to one's own limbs, to have a partner apply the resistance, or to use a wall or the floor to provide resistance. A great example would be having a partner hold your leg up high while you attempt to force your leg back down to the ground. You can always do a calf stretch against the wall.