Stretching may not help you exercise

9:38 AM, Apr 29, 2013   |    comments
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stretching before exercise may worsen your work out.

an analysis of several studies found stretching before an activity reduced muscle strength and power.

people who performed basic stretching exercises before lifting weights reported feeling more weak and unbalanced than those who didn't stretch.

doctors say the point of stretching is to loosen muscles and joints, so if an athlete needs explosive muscle power during their sport or workout, they should try other warm up activities like jumping jacks or high leg kicks.

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