Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)

  • Mercola article
    • Method developed by kinesiology and kinesiotherapy specialist Aaron Mattes
    • Hold each stretch for only two seconds to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle joints
    • Examples: walking lunges, squats or arm circles
    • Benefits positively influence power, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility, and strength performance when used as a warm-up
    • Contrast with static stretching which diminishes muscle performance. American College of Sports Medicine advises against static stretching.