Fitness Myths vs Facts

FITNESS MYTH:Stretching before a workout is crucial to preventinginjury.

  • FACT: Stretching after a workout can be beneficial, but stretchingbefore a workout actually doesn't increase your range ofmotion. In fact, some studies suggest that stretchingdestabilizes muscles, making them less prepared for strenuousexercise, especially if you're doing something likeweight-lifting. Instead, do a warm-up, which gets your bloodpumping.

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