Stretching is an important part of any athlete's life. Maintaining proper flexibility is a key factor in avoiding injury. In preparation for the OZ run this weekend, or any runs you may be doing this summer, we've posted some of the more pertinent stretches for runners/distance athletes. You'll notice that I often show different types of stretches: "hold" stretches and oscillating. Dynamic, oscillating (sometime called "ballistic") stretches are used before an athletic event (run, etc), whereas you stretch and hold (static stretch) afterwards or if you're not about to be active. NEVER static stretch before you run. A brief warm up followed by dynamic stretches is the way to go!
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