Should static stretching really be banished from warm-ups?
from By Heidi Dawson
Static stretching has received a lot of bad press recently. This is due to a whole range of studies that have demonstrated reductions in strength, power and speed immediately following static stretching. For this reason, trainers and therapists stopped using it as part of a pretraining and competition warm-up routine. Instead, dynamic stretching has become the mainstay of an athlete's preparation.
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