182: Stretching before Exercise – Good, Bad, or Depends?
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Stay tuned till the end for an idea that could help with the ankle mobility so many of us lack! Despite a solid amount of researcher cautioning athletes and strength coaches against pre-exercise static stretching because it may hurt their performance, it’s still very common at all levels of sport. Some data raises alarm and some does not – but why? Today’s research study tries to hone in on an optimal stretch duration and also if how elite one is influences their ability to see benefits. The applications half of the episode focuses on trying to come to an optimal stretching protocol. John always reviews the full text of every article, but to see the abstract of the study discussed, click here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942171
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