Stretching: The Truth
Gretchen Reynolds writes on the New York Times about the changes and misconceptions of stretching before exercise. Learn the differences between dynamic warm-up and static stretching.
Gretchen Reynolds – The New York Times
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In this article from the New York Times, Gretchen Reynolds discusses the changes and misconceptions regarding stretching before exercise. Science has moved from recommending static stretching (holding a stretch for 20 to 30 seconds), which can actually weaken prime muscles, to a more dynamic form of stretching or dynamic warming up. Learn about the differences between dynamic warm-up exercises and static stretching and the role that dynamic warm-ups play in preventing injuries.
By: Gretchen Reynolds
Published: October 31, 2008