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5 Stretching Myths That Have Got to Go

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To stretch or not to stretch? That is the age old question. You’ve heard it all. Stretch before your workout. Stretch after your workout. Stretch between each set. Don’t stretch at all.

But it’s just not that simple. With all of the confusing recommendations out there, how do you know what’s right or wrong? While it’s not the most exciting topic in the world, it’s extremely important for anyone to know the different types of stretching and when to do each one.

Here’s everything you need to forget about stretching, and everything you should know instead.

RELATED: Stretching: The Secret to Running Better, Faster, and Longer?

Myth: Always stretch before your workout

Fact: Do the right type of stretches before your workout. There are two main forms: static stretching (holding stretches while your body is at rest) and dynamic stretching (stretching while your body is in motion)…

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