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Apr 132010
 

A while back I wrote a blog on stretching where I discussed the benefits of dynamic stretching in terms of warm up and injury prevention and the limitations of static stretching.

I have just discovered some new research that further condemns static stretching.

Before I discuss that I want you to think about why we stretch in the first place?

What is the point of stretching?

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Mar 132009
 

Two common beliefs with regards to stretching are that we must stretch before we work out to help prevent injury and prepare us for our workout and that we should stretch after a workout to help decrease muscle soreness.

Unfortunately although the first one is true, the way most people go about doing it has the exact opposite effect to what is desired and the second belief is not true at all.

So what should you do and what shouldn’t you do.

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