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Stretching Not Beneficial

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Stretching Not Beneficial

Stretching Not Beneficial

Stretching Not Beneficial

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Studies have found that people who stretch before exercise were no more or less likely to suffer from pulled muscles. The research shows that warming up, however, can reduce the risk injury.

Guest:

Stephen Thacker
*Director of Epidemiology Program Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
*Directed study of research on stretching