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Are Pilates and yoga good ways to improve flexibility for track athletes?

There are only so many traditional track and field stretches that can be done daily to stretch and strengthen the main, primary muscles in the body. Smaller supporting muscles, which help support and strengthen the primary muscles, sometimes get neglected due to time constraints and a limited stretching routine. In order to ensure the whole body is being stretched and strengthened, it is recommended to supplement your workouts with one or two Pilates or yoga classes each week. Every muscle in the body will become more flexible and stronger, possibly leading to improved performance and decreased injuries. Yoga and Pilates will add some fun and variety to your workouts and are also very challenging.

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