How Necessary Is Stretching?

 

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How Necessary Is Stretching?

Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Timesdiscusses research conducted by physiologists at Nebraska Wesleyan University.  The study analyzed distance’s runners’ hamstring flexibility in relation to running economy.

Gretchen Reynolds– The New York Times

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Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Timesdiscusses research conducted by physiologists at Nebraska Wesleyan University.  The study analyzed distance’s runners’ hamstring flexibility in relation to running economy.  The more inflexible runners had a higher running economy than their flexible counterparts, indicating a strong negative correlation between flexibility and runners’ efficiency.  The study does not conclude that stretching is bad for runners but rather suggests that it may not be necessar y from a performance standpoint.

By Gretchen Reynolds

Published:  November 25, 2009

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