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stretch

1. n. a period of time. (Folksy.) Let’s talk here for a stretch and then go up and see if dinner’s ready.
2. n. a prison term. I was away for a stretch of about seven years.
3. in. to hang (as with a death sentence). You will stretch for this, Lefty!
4. tv. to cut or dilute a drug. Let’s stretch this stuff, sell it, and then blow town.
5. n. a nickname for a tall person, usually male. (Usually Stretch.) Well, stretch, think you’ll go out for basketball this season?
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Better circulation : A 2009 study in the American Journal of Physiology discovered that torso stretches decreased stiffness and improved blood flow.
All stretches were performed dynamically to full ROM at a moderate speed of approximately 1 Hz (approximately 30 repetitions per set) such that there was continuous motion, but without enough speed to force the stretch beyond normal ROM.
The three-second group would hold each stretch for three seconds and then rest for three seconds, until 15 stretches totaling 45 seconds of stretching and 45 seconds of rest had been performed.
Follow this up with stretches on your hamstrings, calves, arms, neck and shoulders.
Rarely is this term applied to stretches which are forcibly produced by voluntary muscular contractions.
Building stretches are especially sensible because of today's sky-high real estate market and, in many instances, because of the long-term protections in place for tenants under rent controls in many urban buildings.
In one study they reviewed, 1,500 Australian army recruits were divided into two groups: One group did static stretches as part of a warm-up for basic training; the other group warmed up without stretching.
He then takes the reader through numerous stretches for each part of the body, beginning with neck, shoulders, arms and hands, before progressing downwards in stages to the feet.
Since the polymer is composed almost completely of methylene groups, its infrared spectrum would be expected to consist solely of methylene stretches and bends.
Forcing connections and creating unnatural stretches are often implicated in injury.
Instead, do any morning stretches slowly or after a hot shower.
At the private company facility, film processing is carried out in a continuous manner using a tenter stretching frame in an oven that stretches a plastic ribbon in two perpendicular directions: the process flow direction (machine direction) and the direction perpendicular to the process flow (transverse direction).
The Pine has incredible hardwoods, beautiful pines, sandy banks, clear water, and challenging stretches.
Start-up," each with six stretches that take no more than two minutes to complete.
And when he stretches his sample beyond the edge, "it looks like the whole thing suddenly becomes a froth.