Stretching Vs Static Stretching

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Back in the day if you walked past a track field you would see endless athletes stretching. They would be sitting on the ground reaching for their toes or pulling their feet toward their butts to stretch out their quads. In all they would be engaging in static stretching, the classic image of what people used to think was the best way to prepare for physical activity. Today however the current opinion is that static stretching is bad; instead people are advised to go with ballistic stretching. In today's article we'll take a look at what ballistic stretching is, and whether it really is superior to static stretching.

First off, why stretch? Simply put, it's the best way to prevent injury. By stretching you warm up the body, get the blood flowing,
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