So what should athletes do? Should they avoid stretching altogether? Not quite. Doctors say that the ideal warm-up involves dynamic stretching, rather than traditional static stretching. Dynamic stretches alternate between short stretches and warm-up activities, such as extending the leg followed by marching in place. This type of stretching allows the muscles to warm-up without becoming overextended.
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