Developing a Stretching Program.

  title={Developing a Stretching Program.},
  author={J E Beaulieu},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  volume={9 11},
In brief: Although stretching exercises can prevent muscle injuries and enhance athletic performance, they can also cause injury. The author explains the four most common types of stretching exercises and explains why he considers static stretching the safest. He also sets up a stretching routine for runners. In setting up a safe stretching program, one should (1) precede stretching exercises with a mild warm-up; (2) use static stretching; (3) stretch before and after a workout; (4) begin with… CONTINUE READING