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Dynamic vs. Static Stretching for Runners - Women's Running

Dynamic vs. Static Stretching for Runners - Women's Running | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
Throw Golden Rule #2 out the window and learn about the best mode of pre-run stretches for runners!

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Dynamic stretching warms up the muscles to gradually “wake up” and perform. After a run, when muscles are loose and warm, static stretching can be used to increase flexibility, which will positively impact future performance.

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Stretching is key for injury prevention

Stretching is key for injury prevention | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
Injury prevention has to be one of the key priorities for athletes of all varieties.
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Static stretching can cause a 7 to 10 percent decrease in contractile and eccentric strength in the muscles. By contrast, dynamic stretching allows for your muscles to develop strength through momentum, which boosts both speed and reach.

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Improve Performance and Reduce Risk for Injury with Static and ...

Improve Performance and Reduce Risk for Injury with Static and ... | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
There are two types of stretching: dynamic and static. Knowing when to use them is the key to better performance and injury prevention. Static stretching is a sustained stretch of at least 30 seconds and is by far the best way to ...
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Dynamic stretching should be used prior to activity or sports while static stretching should be used afterward to achieve improved muscle length and flexibility. 

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Ready 2 Run: Focus on flexibility: injury prevention for runners

Ready 2 Run: Focus on flexibility: injury prevention for runners | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question.
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 The study agreed that stretching does help increasing flexibility, however the practice of only very few sports require high levels of flexibility for optimal performance, such as gymnastics, figure skating, or some martial arts. For other, like running, the increased flexibility would not help prevent injuries.

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More Bad News For Static Stretching - Somastruct

More Bad News For Static Stretching - Somastruct | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
The New York Times recently published an article titled "Reasons Not To Stretch" that covered two recent studies on the effects of static stretching before
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 Subjects who stretched had an 8 percent decrease in strength and reported feeling less stable during the exercise than when they squatted without stretching first.

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To stretch or not to stretch: the role of stretching in injury prevention and performance - McHugh - 2009 - Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports - Wiley Online Library

To stretch or not to stretch: the role of stretching in injury prevention and performance - McHugh - 2009 - Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports - Wiley Online Library | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
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Does Stretching Prevent Injuries? | FitnessRX for Women

Does Stretching Prevent Injuries? | FitnessRX for Women | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
There are many researchers assessing if stretching is beneficial as a part of a warm-up for injury prevention. “Stretching increases flexibility, but most injuries occur within the normal range of motion,” says Julie Gilchrist, M.D., ...
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Dynamic stretching is beneficial before your workout because of it's ability to warm up the cardiovascualr system and get the muscles ready for work. After exercise, static stretching can help to maintain range of motion by lengthening the muscles now tightened.

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Stretching and Injury Prevention | Inside Trail Racing

Stretching and Injury Prevention | Inside Trail Racing | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
shutterstock_65560579 After hours of sleep or sitting at a desk, the most common action upon standing is to stretch. The muscles are relaxed and have experienced decreased blood flow as there is less demand for strong ...
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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons study with a strech vs. non-stretch group before running with no significant difference in rate of injury.

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Why You Should Skip Stretching - Keyboard Athletes

Why You Should Skip Stretching - Keyboard Athletes | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
You that you are doing yourself more harm than good by stretching before you workout. Learn what your alternatives are.
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Stay Flexible and Injury-Free With 10 Minutes of Stretching

Stay Flexible and Injury-Free With 10 Minutes of Stretching | Stretching in Injury Prevention | Scoop.it
The best time to stretch is after a workout, when your muscles are warm and pliable. Keep your entire body flexible with this 10-minute stretching routine. It's perfect after cardio or a strength-training session.
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The best time to stretch is after a workout, when your muscles are warm and pliable.

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