How to do a dynamic warm up

Today Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleNeutral Bay and Balmain will discuss the difference between static and dynamic stretching and the role of dynamic stretching in optimising performance.

What is the difference between static and dynamic stretching?

Static stretching (or static/passive flexibility) can be defined as an individual’s end range of motion, which is achieved in the absence of movement. For example, an individual’s ability to bend or reach, then hold that elongated muscular position.

Dynamic stretching (active flexibility) refers to movements that encourage muscles and joints to actively move through a full range of motion. When compared to static stretching, these movements tend to be more functional and mirror patterns that individuals will be required to perform during their chosen activity. 

The role of dynamic stretching in athletic performance/exercise.

Dynamic stretching positively influences athletic performance. This benefit may be greater when the active movement is prolonged and utilised for upward of 3-5mins. Speed and power can be heavily influenced and increased through dynamic stretching. This is believed to be a result of muscles and joints being encouraged to actively move through a full range, leading to improved function and limb efficiency.


An Exercise Physiologist can deliver a tailored and specific exercise program that will often include relevant stretching protocols to assist you achieve your strength and mobility goals. This is achieved by;

  • Providing strategies and guidance that can be implemented into daily routine
  • Education of physiological responses to exercise stimulus
  • Assist with goal setting and lifestyle modification

If you or anyone you know would benefit from exercise during this time, or would like clarification on the information above, call Longevity Exercise Physiology and Personal Training on 1300 964 002 to speak with one of our Exercise Physiologists today!

Written by Kale Barton-Bissaker 

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