How does it work?
The opposite muscles are stretch contracts (to stretch the hamstrings the quads have to contract). Once the muscle is in its full range, a soft piece is held for no longer than 2 seconds, released and returned to the starting position. This ensures a continuous supply of blood, oxygen, lymph and nutrition, while stimulating waste removal and strengthening the neural process. This process is repeated up to 10 times on the same isolated muscle, with every subsequent stretch a few degrees of movement is obtained. There is also a fixed sequence, to open the hamstrings, the calf muscles have to be opened first… and so on … You will exhale (stretch) during exertion and inhale during the recovery phase. Oxygen is an important fuel for muscle action.
Expanding the Potential of the Professional
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is one of the methods of stretching most used by today’s athletes, massage therapists, personal/athletic trainers, and professionals. Active Isolated Stretching allows the body to repair itself and also to prepare for daily activity. The Activated Isolated Stretching technique involves the method of holding each stretch for only two seconds. This method of stretching is also known to work with the body’s natural physiological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints and fascia, also a manual lymph drainage can be applied.