Static and dynamic stretching are both effective methods to increase joint motion and flexibility. Choosing which type of stretch to use in your exercise routine, how to safely perform it and when to do it is more complex.
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Flexibility is a key contributor in injury prevention and should be an important part of any fitness program. When performed regularly and correctly, stretching can decrease the likelihood of injury and increase overall performance. Stretching can also assist in the development of motor skills, improve body positioning and strength for sports, and relieve aches and pains from stress or being in a stagnant position for a long period of time.
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