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Posts tagged "stretching" within Fit Life

What exercises can I do to help alleviate tight hamstrings?

By Sabrena Merrill on Wednesday, August 25, 2010


The prevalence of tight hamstrings in the general population is quite common. Most likely, the high rate of people suffering from tight, inflexible hamstrings has something to do with occupations that require sitting for hours at a time.




Is it better to stretch before or after my workout?

By Jessica Matthews on Wednesday, July 14, 2010


We all know that stretching is important, but some of us are still unsure when the best time to stretch actually is. Let’s discuss the current research on this important topic and learn when is the best time to perform static stretches, as well as how to incorporate dynamic stretches into your workout.




When is the best time to stretch?

By Cedric Bryant on Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Is it best to stretch before or after exercising? Available research is inconclusive regarding the optimal time to stretch. In addition, strong evidence is lacking with regard to the beneficial effects associated with pre-exercise stretching (e.g., injury prevention or enhanced athletic performance).




Why would I start getting shin splints 6 months after I began running?

By Fabio Comana on Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Have you started a running program? Are you having any problems with pain in your shins? It might be shin splints. Find out what causes this common problem to occur and what you can do to alleviate it.