Dynamic stretching is a movement-based type of stretching. It uses the muscles themselves to bring about a stretch. It's different from traditional "static" stretching because the stretch position is not held. Sports medicine experts consider dynamic stretching a better way to reduce muscle tightness than traditional stretching. But how do you do it? These videos introduce you to eight dynamic stretches that target different muscles and areas of the body. They provide tips on how to do the stretches and for how long. Back to Articles Related Articles Dealing With Sports Injuries You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them. Read More Sports Center This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries. Read More Strains and Sprains Sprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one. Read More Stretching You may have heard mixed things about stretching before working out. Here are the cold, hard facts on warming up, stretching, and cooling down. Read More Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.