June 26th, 2012

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

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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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