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Stretching Doesn’t Prevent Injury

RUNNERS CONNECT. USATF finally gets on board.

The USATF (USA Track and Field) just released a study that claims stretching before a run does not reduce the risk of injuries. Per usual, the USATF is behind on the latest developments in scientific research as even I have reported that pre-run stretching does not help reduce injuries. In a study published in 2000, almost 10 years ago, Dr. Herbert Pope concluded that stretching before physical activity had no effect on injury frequency in athletes (Med Sci Sports Exercise, 2000; 32 (2): 271-277).

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