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What muscles should I stretch as a basketball player?

Everyone is a little different, but there are several muscles that have a tendency to get tight in basketball players.  The top five muscles to stretch are the calves, hip flexors, pecs/chest, inner thighs, and neck.  Some players will have other needs and should consult a personal trainer, athletic trainer, or physical therapist for a complete assessment.  If you have a history of injury you are more likely to need a more specific flexibility program.The top five muscles that most players need to stretch are the calves, hip flexors, pecs/chest, inner thighs, and neck.

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