Static Stretching A static stretch is slow and continuous with the end point held for thirty seconds. A static stretch comprises the relaxation and simultaneous elongation of the stretched muscle. Because it is completed slowly, static stretching does not stimulate the stretch reflex of the stretched muscle; consequently, the probability of injury is less than that during ballistic stretching. Furthermore, it is easy to absorb and has been revealed to successfully improve ROM. Although injury to muscles or connective tissue might occur if the static stretch is too forceful, there are no real drawbacks to static stretching provided proper technique is used.