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What are some ways that sprinters and hurdlers can get more flexible?

Stretching helps increase the body's range of motion and should always be done after properly warming up the body. First, athletes should perform static, or stationary, stretches. When doing static stretches, it is best to not bounce and jerk to achieve great range of motion, but instead concentrate on correct posture and gradually work into a deeper stretch. Dynamic flexibility exercises such as leg swings, hurdle walks, and lunges can be done after static stretching is complete. Common exercises that sprinters and hurdlers use to improve flexibility include hurdle walking drills, cable drills against a wall and over a hurdle, sprint drills, Pilates, yoga, and other dynamic flexibility drills performed standing or on the ground.

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