Why static stretching may not be as effective as you think

The thing about professional football that renowned health-fad skeptic Timothy Caulfield finds most incredible isn't the feats of athleticism, the big hits or even the moments of grace that emerge from the chaos—it's the pre-game stretching.

"The research shows these million-dollar football players might be increasing their chances of injury and probably decreasing their performance capabilities, and yet there they are doing static stretches," said Caulfield, a University of Alberta health law professor and the host of "A User's Guide to Cheating Death."

Source: Medical Xpress

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