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Day: July 25, 2012

The Perils of Stretching

We humans have an inclination that, if we hear something over and over, it must be true. And we have heard for years that stretching prevents injuries and improves performance. So we continue to lower our heels over a step to stretch our calves, or try for the thousandth time to reach our toes before a run. Stand at the start line of the Bolder Boulder and you will witness at least half the racers doing some last minute hamstring stretches. But that hamstring stretch might just cost them the race.

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