Dynamic Exercise VS. Static Exercise

Static exercise or Isometric exercise exerts muscles through contractions at high intensities without the need to move joints. Pushing your hands together in front of your chest or pushing a wall without switching elbow angles are examples of static exercises.

Static stretching is a type of which that uses the resistance of opposing muscle groups through tensing of the stretched muscles. The use of static stretching is possibly the quickest way of developing static-passive flexibility. Isometric stretches also aid the development of strength in the tensed muscles, which helps improve static-active flexibility, and decreases the amount of pain known to various stretching exercises.

On the other hand, dynamic exercise routines or dynamic stretching activities keep joints, connecting tissues and muscles in active and good condition. Some exercise or activities that employ dynamic resistance include swimming, walking, cycling, weight training, and other activities where movement and some resistance or load are present. Blood circulation, strength, and endurance are greatly improved by performing these constant movements.

Dynamic exercise is a self-resistance act of pitting muscles against each other, and even more so, mind to muscle. The muscle of a given body part is tensed and you then try to move against the tension as if a heavy weight was being lifted, pushed or pulled. Additionally, dynamic tension exercises have been present since the 6th century.

Dynamic exercises build strength, endurance, definition, size endurance, and at the same time prevent injury as one’s muscles provide the force and as it tires decreases. Moreover, as a person levels up, the exercise can be performed with more intensity and still retains the exercises’ safety. Ultimately, it is a safe form of exercise that can be done anywhere at any time as most of these require no equipment at all.

Benefits of Dynamic Stretching vs. Static Stretching

  • Dynamic exercise routines mean that your body is continuously moving while stretching. The purpose of warming up is to get your muscles ready. You need to increase your muscles core temperature and dynamic stretching can greatly aid this. Putting 5-10 minutes before working out just to do static stretching can lead your muscles’ core temperature to drop. Although your muscles may be stretched and feel loose, they will actually lack power and be less elastic in the long run.
  • Dynamic stretching helps improve the range of motion around joints. This will help minimize the chances of injury. Over time this will improve performance and utilize every ounce of movement due to the increase in flexibility of joints.
  • Dynamic stretching is also useful for mental preparations. Static stretching warm up is more relaxing, and this can trick your body into a relaxation mode and can hinder the transition from rest to active mode.
  • Dynamic stretching will prepare muscles in a specific way. While elastic stretching may loosen off the muscles, it has no relevance to the actual application. Whether you are preparing for a football game or a run, your body needs to be prepared for a certain degree of intensity coming up ahead. Warming up through dynamic stretching will prepare your body for the different types of movement to come.