Our very own Megan Merrow published a review article about the effects of static stretching vs dynamic warm up in special population like dancers and gymnasts.
Nowadays most coaches are stepping away from static stretching because it seems like it decreases muscles strength so they are stepping towards dynamic warm ups.
But is this indicated for all athlete populations? Is there a difference between groups where flexibility is a primary requirement and sports where strength and speed is the deal breaker?
The answer is yes. Check out the article below.
Megan is a graduate of the Texas School of Massage in South Houston. Her passion for therapeutic bodywork for athletic clientele led her to pursue continuing education in Massage for Exercise and Sport, where she received over 100 hours of advanced training. Since 2017, she has continued to work in the Sports Massage field with the Ironman organization, providing manual therapy to elite triathletes, as well as pre- and post-race care. As a current student of Fitness and Human Performance in the University of Houston network, she incorporates the latest research findings into her practice, and is passionate about continuing to provide quality sports massage in the greater Houston area.