Should I be stretching after the volleyball game?

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Yes, you should stretch after playing volleyball. Performing a cool-down routine after playing is a great way to reset the lengths of your muscles to optimal alignment. During high intensity exercise you can develop tight areas throughout the muscles. These areas, if left untreated may remain in this unnatural and shortened position which leads to altered movement in the joints. Overtime, these altered movements can cause injury.

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