Stretching Benefits for Athletes

11 of 12. Stretching Benefits


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Stretching loosens the muscles and tendons, which relieves muscle fatigue and increases blood flow to the muscle and makes possible for you to work out for a longer period. Stretching improves athletic performance in some activities and decreases the risk of activity-based injuries. Stretching must not be considered a warm-up so be careful and do not stretch cold muscles. Consider a 10 minute warm-up before stretching if you want to get the best performance in your exercise. Also a stretching is recommended after you exercise.

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