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Static Stretching – should it be included in a pre-exercise warm up

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by Andries Lodder


 Stretching is a form of physical exercise during which a muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscles elasticity, range of motion and control. There are different types of stretching such as ballistic, dynamic and static stretching. Before strenuous exercise or sports performance, a warm up needs to be […]

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Stretching – The Truth

Posted on July 25th, 2016 by Andries Lodder


By Gretchen ReynoldsWHEN DUANE KNUDSON, a professor of kinesiology at California State University, Chico, looks around campus at athletes warming up before practice, he sees one dangerous mistake after another. “They’re stretching, touching their toes. . . . ” He sighs. “It’s discouraging.”If you’re like most of us, you were taught the importance of warm-up […]

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