For one hour a plain of sand lay stretched before us.
I was stretched on the ground, just under the shelter of a bush of algae, when, raising my head, I saw some enormous mass, casting phosphorescent gleams, pass blusteringly by.
While he was taken up with these vagaries, then, the time and the hour- an unlucky one for him- arrived for the Asturian to come, who in her smock, with bare feet and her hair gathered into a fustian coif, with noiseless and cautious steps entered the chamber where the three were quartered, in quest of the carrier; but scarcely had she gained the door when Don Quixote perceived her, and sitting up in his bed in spite of his plasters and the pain of his ribs, he stretched out his arms to receive his beauteous damsel.
The first that he came upon was the pummelled Don Quixote, who lay stretched senseless on his back upon his broken-down bed, and, his hand falling on the beard as he felt about, he continued to cry, "Help for the Jurisdiction!" but perceiving that he whom he had laid hold of did not move or stir, he concluded that he was dead and that those in the room were his murderers, and with this suspicion he raised his voice still higher, calling out, "Shut the inn gate; see that no one goes out; they have killed a man here!" This cry startled them all, and each dropped the contest at the point at which the voice reached him.
Long thatched sheds stretched
round the enclosure, their slopes encrusted with vivid green moss, and their eaves supported by wooden posts rubbed to a glossy smoothness by the flanks of infinite cows and calves of bygone years, now passed to an oblivion almost inconceivable in its profundity.
As it approached them, a great promontory might have been seen from its deck, stretching out into what had once been a mighty ocean, and circling back once more to enclose the forgotten harbour of a forgotten city, which still stretched
back from its deserted quays, an imposing pile of wondrous architecture of a long-dead past.
himself and yawned, cast one more glance across the moonlit plain, and then stood suddenly still, stiffened into an attitude of breathless interest.
With both methods, the same tensile strength can be obtained at a stretch
ratio of 2; a 100% increase in tensile strength is achieved here, increasing the value to 124 N/[mm.sup.2].
Static stretching is a slow sustained stretch
that is held for approximately 20 seconds (Amako et al., 2003).
Participants were randomly assigned using a computer-generated random number table to one of three groups: two intervention (stretch
) groups and a control group.
So, first off, why do athletes stretch
? The conventional wisdom says stretching is a necessary part of warm-up to help increase range of motion, decrease post-exercise soreness, decrease risk of injury, and increase performance (2).
Muscular contraction is also enhanced through irradiation and there is optimal facilitation of the stretch
reflex in a synergistic muscle group during movements within these patterns of movement (Knott, Voss, 1968).
Moreover, cyclic stretching augments the effect of static stretching, whereas a solitary static stretch
induces muscle hypertrophy .
For example, a group of elite athletes demonstrated no deleterious effects from sequencing static, dynamic stretches
and different intensities of stretch
(eight combinations) on sprint, agility and jump performance (Chaouachi et al., 2010).
For example, in a twist that startled researchers, an additional risk factor was identified for people who normally stretch
before they run.