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Ballistic stretching, which uses the momentum of a moving body or a limb in an attempt to force it beyond its normal range of motion[1], is thought to be the oldest stretching method, however, many trainers have discontinued use of this method due to safety concerns.[2] In instances where the sport or event requires ballistic movement, ballistic stretches should be employed as part of the warm up. [1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Mac, Brian (n.d.). Flexibility - Mobility. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
  2. Dan Donche (23 July, 2007). Quick Guide to Stretching. Retrieved on 2008-04-11.