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Training Myths: I Only Need to Static Stretch before Exercise

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Let’s start this myth busting with a quick break down of stretching types. Static stretches are done by holding one movement through which a muscle is pushed to tension for a certain period of time. Dynamic stretches involve movements that are designed to stretch the muscles as well as increase synovial fluid in the joints. Now we can begin talking about when and why we will do these two types of stretches! Before beginning an exercise session it is very important to properly warm-up. A warm-up allows the muscles to get increased blood flow and the synovial fluid that keeps...

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