Endurance athletes have often been warned about the dangers of stretching before their workouts. This however is a bit of an oversimplification. Many forms of stretching have been shown to be beneficial before workouts to help improve range of motion, loosen up tight muscles, and increase body temperature, blood flow, and heart rate. This post will go over the differences between the two most common forms of stretching and give a stretching routine (complete with videos) that you can incorporate into your workouts to properly warm up and perform better then you ever have.
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