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Stretching and Performance

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Do you stretch before your workout? That may not be the best idea according to science. This study found that stretching before exercise can reduce muscle strength (joint torque) and muscle activation. Check out our article, “Stretching and Performance,” here for more info.

Source: Fowles, J. R., Sale, D. G., & MacDougall, J. D. (2000). Reduced strength after passive stretch of the human plantarflexors. Journal of Applied Physiology, 89(3), 1179-1188.

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