The training which I personally use and use with clients comprises of various mobility protocols. It's important as a client that you can understand the methods I use, this will not only promote understanding but also help you improve at a much higher rate.
Listed below are the most important mobility and flexibility systems which you will be exposed to during our time together.
Mobility = Flexibility + Strength
Contrary to popular belief, a symbolic relationship between the two can enhance movement, articular function and control.
Passive stretching is a technique in which you are relaxed and make no contribution to the range of motion. Passive stretches should be held for approx 2 mins depending on current level of mobility.
Ballistic stretches involve trying to force a part of the body beyond its range of motion.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a form of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of the muscle group being targeted. example below.