Is it recommended to “stretch out” clients once they are done working out? Is there a certain protocol when doing so?
Stretching your client can be a great service that you provide in your sessions. Partner stretching creates dynamic resistance and intensity that static stretching alone sometimes cannot provide. Also, some of your clientele might not be stretching as frequently as you’d prefer, perhaps because they don’t feel confident stretching on their own, they don’t have (or make) the time to stretch, or maybe they just don’t want to stretch. While studies on various kinds of stretching have shown mixed results, stretching your client can have a multitude of positive effects on their workouts in regards to the prevention of the injuries, increased range of motion (flexibility), enhanced coordination, and improved blood flow. Below are some important tips to remember on the correct protocol of stretching out your clients.