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10 Drills to Improve Your Full-Body Flexibility
Use these drills to improve your movement pattern and increase your athletic performance.
Will Static Stretching Make You a Better Runner?
Research shows that dynamic movement is the best way for a runner to warm-up, but static stretching can help improve overall movement.
Dynamic Flexibility Training a Bit of a Stretch, Says New Study
We've heard the bad news about static stretching, but the alternative doesn't always work, either.
7 Minute Pre-Sweat Session Yoga Flow (Video)
These stretches will help lengthen and engage the major muscles before any intense session.
A Primer on Stretching for Adolescent Athletes
By adding static and dynamic stretches to a sports program, coaches and trainers can greatly reduce the risk of injuries, while guiding their developing athletes to continue to perform optimally.
Static Stretching Before, During, and After Lifting
According to a new study, static stretching chronically weakened the muscles when performed both before and during exercise. However, it many well be the better choice for post-exercise.
How to Stretch Before Your Workout: Use Science AND Common Sense
The newest study suggests pre-workout static stretching decreases performance in adolescents. So should you ditch it altogether, or does it still have a place in your warmup?
Two New Studies on Static Stretching ... Are Completely Conflicting?
Two new studies about static stretching say totally different things. One says it decreases strength for only 10 minutes, the other says 24 hours. Who is right and how can this happen?
Dynamic Stretches Improve Flexibility and Strength
Warmups involving dynamic stretching resulted in improved hamstring flexibility and increased quadriceps strength, when compared to static stretching. This, according to a new study.
You Can Already Do the Splits: How to Relax Into Stretch
Your current limit of flexibility is a self-imposed point. When unconscious, we are all capable of full splits. That stiffness you feel when you stretch is all in your head and totally created by you.
To Static Stretch or Not to Static Stretch: That Is the Question
Should you do dynamic stretches or static stretches? Is one better before your workout and one better after? Why is stretching so complicated? Let's look at the science and simplify things.
Dynamic vs. Static Stretching In Soccer Players
It's an age-old debate: dynamic stretching versus static stretching. New research examines jumping ability in female soccer and rugby players after both types of stretching.
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