Optimal Length of Time To Hold a Stretch | Lifemoves

Stretch Tip – Optimal Length of Time to Hold a Stretch

In our April Quick Poll, we asked, “How long is the optimal amount of time to hold a stretch?” Not surprisingly, over 50% of people thought it was between 30 seconds and 1 minute.

It actually depends on your own body and previous flexibility training. You should hold each stretch until it releases. Use your breath as a guide.

Alfred Ball

Practicing Kinesiologist | Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist | Clinical Pilates Instructor. He has worked in the health, fitness and rehabilitation industry for over 20 years. Alfred started Lifemoves in 2007 to provide exercise therapy and fitness programs for people with injuries, chronic diseases and disabilities. His focus as a Kinesiologist is to empower and to guide people to learn to move with more strength, confidence and ease.

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