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Warming up is the key to stretching

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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009 5:40 pm

For years, athletes and gym rats have been told to warm up and stretch before working out. While this is good advice, it is more important to stretch after working out, according to Richard Owens, fitness director at the AtlantiCare LifeCenter in Egg Harbor Township. Owens says while each workout should be preceded by a warm up - which can include light stretching - failing to stretch after a workout is a "recipe for disaster."

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