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When and How you Should Stretch to get the Maximum Benefit, According to a Physical Therapist

Business Insider—September 25, 2016

Reporter Rebecca Harrington delves into the do's and don'ts of safe stretching by speaking with Erica Fritz, PT, DPT, OCS, a physical therapist at HSS.

According to Erica, the kind of stretching you do before and after you work out should be different.

During a warm-up, Erica recommends 'dynamic stretches' such as high leg kicks, butt kicks and grapevines.

"Stretching has been shown to be optimal at 30 minutes after an activity," Erica said. "That's when you can do your more static, prolonged stretching."

Read the full article at BusinessInsider.com. This article also appears in Greenwich Time.

 

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