I have never had success with static aka relaxed stretching. Even if I managed sit still and hold a stretch for more than 60-90 seconds, it gave me the same amount of soreness as loaded stretching, except I regressed instead of progressing. Ok ok... Maybe I had soooome success being mroe gentle, but that's not the point. **Can I do loaded and active stretching only** (eg. OL goodmornings and leg lifts, or lunges and donkey kicks) and still improve flexibility while **not doing any static passive stretching** whatsoever**?** Or do I still need to incorporate relaxed stretching at the end of loaded stretching or as a separate, brief, limbering up? Kit Laughlin, for example, talks about relaxation practice done in form of meditation or relaxed stretching with aim to teach body to relieve tension consciously, as inseparable part of improving flexibility. So, it is still bogigng my mind and making me dedicate time to static stretching.