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Coaches' Corner - Dynamic Stretching Warm Up

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In the past decade, there has been much research into the science of stretching and warming up. Many exercise professionals now agree that it is best to perform traditional static stretches only after exercising. Since many of us have been told that stretching is a critical part of any good warm up routine, what are we to do with this new information?

The answer is dynamic stretching! Dynamic stretching is a much more active, heart-pumping warm up routine, and it increases workout flexibility, mobility, and performance in ways that a static stretching routine does not. A dynamic stretching routine not only increases range of motion and encourages good form, but is a lot of fun, too! Join Coach Joshua and learn exercises that you can use in your own dynamic warm up!

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Coaches' Corner - Stretching for Runners

Running, like any form of exercise, can sometimes cause your muscles to tighten up. This post, the first of several about stretching and flexibility, will help you learn to keep tightness and soreness at bay. So find a quiet, comfortable spot and join Chicago Run coaches Casey and Izzy in our simple static stretching routine!

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