If you are static stretching as part of your fitness program, make sure you are actually getting the desired effect: lengthening of the muscle.
Most stretchers tend to stretch too far too fast, causing the muscle to reflexively CONTRACT and shorten, which is the opposite of lengthening.
When stretching, bring the muscle to the point of FIRST AWARENESS, not pain, and allow the muscle to slowly lengthen.
Then repeat.
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