What does stretching mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stretching(noun)

    act of expanding by lengthening or widening

  2. stretch, stretching(noun)

    exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Wiktionary

  1. stretching(Noun)

    A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stretching

    of Stretch

  2. Stretching

    a. & n. from Stretch, v

Freebase

  1. Stretching

    Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many animals. It can be accompanied by yawning. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces and areas. Increasing flexibility through stretching is one of the basic tenets of physical fitness. It is common for athletes to stretch before and after exercise in order to reduce injury and increase performance. Hatha yoga involves the stretching of major muscle groups, some of which require a high level of flexibility to perform, for example the lotus position. Stretching can strengthen muscles, and in turn strong muscles are important to stretching safely and effectively. Stretching can be dangerous when performed incorrectly. There are many techniques for stretching in general, but depending on which muscle group is being stretched, some techniques may be ineffective or detrimental, even to the point of causing permanent damage to the tendons, ligaments and muscle fiber. The physiological nature of stretching and theories about the effect of various techniques are therefore subject to heavy inquiry.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretching in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stretching in a Sentence

  1. Elwin Mommers:

    ' You can do anything you want' is the first thing we tell them. If you look at the studies, the exercises that are prescribed to treat it, or attempt to treat it, are completely opposite of each other. Some focus on stretching, others focus on pulling it all together, and none of them work.

  2. Caroline Wozniacki:

    I think you just always try to figure out what's working and what's not, then you listen to the body, you try a few different things, for me, it's just all the time making sure I get good massaging, good treatments, ice baths, stretching, do everything even more thoroughly than maybe in the past.

  3. Red Bull:

    It will be a rush to turn the car around for session two, for all the teams it is stretching the spare part with the three street tracks in succession.

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.

  5. Author Unknown:

    Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.

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