From TED Ed.
Dig into the science of stretching, and find out what it actually does to your muscles and how you can improve your flexibility.
An athlete is preparing for a game. They’ve put on their gear and done their warmup, and now it’s time for one more routine — stretching. Typically, athletes stretch before physical activity to avoid injuries like strains and tears. But does stretching actually prevent these issues? And if so, how long do the benefits of stretching last? Malachy McHugh explores the finer points of flexibility.
Lesson by Malachy McHugh, directed by Sofia Pashaei.
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