28 Mar '12, 11am

Boost your strength and flexibility by doing THIS: #runningtips

By Scott Douglas Doing a dynamic warmup of exercises like leg swings increases quadriceps strength and hamstring flexibility, whereas a warmup of static stretching doesn't produce those gains, according to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . Researchers at the University of North Carolina measured subjects' leg strength, power, flexibility and vertical leap, then had them do one of three routines before restesting those measures. Some people did a dynamic warmup, some did static stretching and some did nothing. When retested, those who did the dynamic warmup scored significantly better on quadriceps strength and hamstring flexibility than they had in the pre-warmup test. Those who did static stretching or nothing between the two rounds of tests neither improved nor lessened their strength and flexibility. This study supports what elite ...

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/03/27/dynamic-warmup-bo...

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