A Good Stretch or Warm-Up: What's Best Before Exercise

Posted on June 26th, 2012 by

To stretch or not to bother? That is the question athletes and weekend warriors ponder, as advice varies on the importance of stretching before a workout… Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center in Rochester, Minn., says you'll see track-and-field athletes at this summer's Olympics performing dynamic stretches. "You often see hurdlers slowly going over a few hurdles and kicking their legs up at the hurdle to get their muscles warmed up," he says.

 

Wall Street Journal by Jen Murphy

Tags: Dr. Edward Laskowski, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center, Olympics, Sports Medicine, stretching, Wall Street Journal

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