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Self-myofascial release (SMR) for Athletic Performance

February 23, 2010

For years athletes have done some form of stretching, whether dynamic movement drills or holding a certain position for extended periods of time to bring about a release of tension and restore or increase range of motion. The release that comes from static stretching is called autogenic inhibition. The release associated with dynamic motion is called reciprocal inhibition. Until recently, one overlooked area has been self-myofascial release (SMR), which is a specialized method for achieving autogenic inhibition…..  Read the rest of the article on SMR here.

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