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What stretches can I do as a warm-up to reduce my chance of being injured?

A few stretches that most people can use are calf complex, hip flexor complex, lats, and pecs. Due to the lifestyle many of us live, we will be tight in these specific areas. It is always best to be evaluated by a fitness professional to determine your specific needs.

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How can I decrease the tension I feel in my outer thighs?
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That is a great question because so many of our kinetic chain or gait issues are caused by excessive...
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Should stretching hurt when I do it?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
No, stretching should not hurt. Feeling pain during a stretch indicates that you have stretched too ...
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How should I stretch my shoulders and middle back?
National Academy of Sports MedicineNational Academy of Sports Medicine
A good stretch for the shoulders and middle back is the static Latissimus Dorsi ball stretch. To per...
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What should I avoid when doing the all-fours rocking stretch neck exercise?
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Common errors when doing the all-fours rocking stretch for the neck (an exercise that passively ...
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