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April archive of DrKEV’s blog

DrKEV's blog

The problem here is how "stretching" is defined, and performed. It is easy for researchers biased against stretching to not be diligent about finding and using the best stretching techniques. Also, 'warming up' and 'stretching' are not necessarily the same thing even though they use them more or less synonymously in the article.

Well - Tara Parker-Pope on Health April 3, 2013, 12:01 am Reasons Not to Stretch By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Most of us grew up hearing that we should warm up with a stretch. Strike and hold a pose, such as touching your toes, for 30 seconds or more, we were told, and you’ll be looser, stronger and injury-proof.

But anyone who follows fitness science — or this column — knows that in recent years a variety of experiments have undermined that idea.... more


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