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Are there movement-oriented stretches I can do before a game?

Absolutely. A few movement-oriented flexibility exercises include prisoner squats, squats on a single leg, a lunge in multiple directions, and tube walking. These exercises mimic many of the movements you will perform during a game, so they are great for waking up your muscles, increasing blood flow, and preparing your body for specific game-time movements.

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