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Does Stretching Improve Performance?

Does stretching improve our athletic performance? The short answer, from a new study recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, is no.  But it doesn’t hurt performance either. The New York Times reports that the study involved 20 young male athletes, soccer players and rugby players, who […]


How To Uncramp Cramps

Mark Lavallee, chair of the Sports Medicine Society for USA Weightlifting, shares his knowledge of cramps–how to avoid them, how to make them go away–with the Washington Post. On the make cramps go away front, Lavallee suggests drinking water or a sports drink, then waiting a bit. It takes about […]