Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching Techniques
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching,
arguably the most effective stretching technique developed to date,
comes from a physical-therapy technique to rehabilitate patients with
paralysis. In the 1990s, stretching techniques incorporating
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation were
used on healthy athletes to increase performance and reduce risk of
While most athletes
will benefit from increased flexibility, too much can be harmful. The
exceptional flexibility displayed by gymnasts and martial artists may
reflect looseness in the joints. This looseness (laxity is the technical
term) can also lead to injury if the athlete isn't careful.
Therefore, we must set
a goal as to how much flexibility we need for our specific sport. Work
gradually toward achieving that goal, using proper form and technique
and never exceeding the pain threshold. Avoid the temptation of instant
gratification by trying to achieve your goal too quickly. Instead, enjoy
the process. Stretching should feel good and fun. Otherwise you are not
doing it right.
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