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Decrease Your Chance of Injury During Exercise by Lengthening Muscles

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

There’s a lot of talk about different styles of exercise.  Usually, conversation focuses on what type of workout will help to shed the most fat or build the most muscle.  However, there is another type of exercise that’s very important and often overlooked.  That is stretching.  The greatest benefit of stretching is increased muscle length.  When the length of a muscle is increased, it’s able to move safely through a greater range of motion.  This increased range of motion prevents injuries.  That’s the bottom line.  Decreasing my chance of injury is more than enough to get me to add stretching into my daily routine.

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