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Apr 30, 2013 1:32 PM

To Stretch or not?

Interesting article on stretching...


Stretching Before Exercise- Good or Bad?


Los Angeles, CA – 04/30/2013 – The question ofstretching before exercise or not is often debated. While stretching loosensmuscles, it also temporarily weakens muscles. It is often a gray area as towhat is best, as there are no standardized studies about stretching.


A 2010 study in which volunteers were randomlyinstructed to either stretch or not before exercise shed some light on thedebate. Those who ‘‘strongly agreed’’ at the start of the study that stretchingis a good idea, rarely reported sore muscles if assigned to stretch. But if toldnot to stretch, those people were more likely than other volunteers to reportthat sore muscles.


With no conclusive evidence- it’s hard to knowwhich is best. It really comes down to a personal decision on stretching.


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