July 16th, 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.

 

Boot Camp 4a Cause By Jen Murphy

Tags: athletes, Boot Camp 4a Cause, Dr. Edward Laskowski, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Olympics, Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Center, stretching

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