Anabolic Stretching In Sports

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Stretching is a very important component of any successful strength and conditioning program. However, it remains an underutilized method of enhancing the abilities and performance of athletes of all ages and sports. As a coach at the college level, I have observed that many young athletes do not perceive the fundamental components of performance, such as stretching, to be a priority. In most cases, when athletes or coaches discuss the factors that play an important role in maximizing athletic performance, the prevailing and consistent answers are typically strength, speed, power, endurance, and mental toughness. However, it is no secret that, in many different sports, athletes who compete at the highest level will also include stretching
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