What are your opinions about ballistic stretching?

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  1. KanashiMachine

    KanashiMachine New Member

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    Hi, everyone! I recently started watching Dan Jeong Conditioning's videos, specially his stretching routines and I reallized all of them were ballistic. I've been training some passive and active stretches for a long time but never really tried ballistic before. What are your opinions about it? Here is one of his stretching routines:
     
  2. Sparkiran

    Sparkiran New Member

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    Good way to strain your muscles honestly.
     
  3. onacuphole

    onacuphole New Member

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    Ballistic stretch is bad for your body, there's lots of research on this
     
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    morgan_226 New Member

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    Did ballistic stretching on my hamstrings for a year or so, never was injured. Pretty much maxed out my hamstrings in the process. Just personal experience
     
  5. burko81

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    They are obviously more risky, and should only be done when fully warmed up.... But the same could be said for plyometrics if we're being honest.
     
  6. rumata_xyz

    rumata_xyz New Member

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    Hey,

    ballistic stretching has anecdotally a pretty bad rep (as can be observed in this thread :)). I have used it a fair bit, most systematically following Emmet's head to toe protocol earlier in the year for 6 weeks. Here's Emmet's [overview video]() on ballistic stretching.

    From my own experience I agree with all he says there, but would add that IMO one should have a fair bit of experience with other stretching modalities (static, contract/relax, loaded) before dabbling with ballistic. Basically to apply ballistic stretching safely you need to know where your end-range *is*, and how it feels like to go into and (slightly) beyond your current limits.

    Cheers,

    Michael
     

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