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What stretches should I do after a football game to help recovery?

To promote optimal recovery right after practice, perform these three stretches of the muscles most commonly used by football players: 1.) Inside thigh stretch - your groin is the connection for so many muscles that we use for lateral movement. Take care of each side by performing one set each and hold for 30 seconds. 2.) Glute stretch - The glutes are the primary power source for all of your lower body hitting, running, and jumping demands. Perform one set of 30 seconds per side to relax those prime movers. 3.) Front of thigh stretch - this stretch helps to assist recovery to indirectly alleviate low back pain - stretch for 1 set, 30 seconds each leg.

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