Muscle Stretching

    Read the attached article: To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Athletes Put It to the Test

    Answer the following questions, use additional research as needed. Be sure to complete all bullet points:
o    In your opinion what is the purpose of stretching muscles?
o    What is the difference between static and dynamic stretching?
o    Is stretching the same as a warm-up or a cool-down? Why or why not?
o    Do you perform stretching exercises? If you do, do you prefer to stretch before exercise, after exercise, or independent of exercising? Why or why not?
o    In your opinion does stretching increase or decrease injury to the muscle? Explain your thoughts.

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