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Can static stretching make my muscles long and lean?

Long, lean muscles are dependent upon your genetics. Long muscles are due to short tendons (the connectors of muscle to bone). If you are born with long tendons and short muscles, you will not be able to stretch your muscles beyond your muscles' length potential.

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