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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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Sample routines are provided throughout the book, including at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, as well as sport-specific stretches.
Stretches performed in that study were of 30 sec duration, which we found to be insufficient to produce a strength decrement.
Following the general warm-up participants performed a series of static stretches in randomized order including supine partner assisted hamstring stretch (hip flexion with extended leg), kneeling partner assisted quadriceps stretch (front knee and hip flexed at 90[degrees], rear knee on floor and flexed to maximum ROM), seated partner assisted low back stretch (hip flexion to maximum ROM with legs partially abducted and knees slightly flexed), and standing wall supported calf stretch with the other leg in dorsiflexion.
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.
The current recommendation is to include static stretches in a fitness program after activity.
Longtime running writer Joe Henderson of Eugene said he stretches after a run, more out of habit than anything.
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.
That will maintain flexibility, but to increase flexibility significantly, stretches should be held for one to two minutes.