Health Tip: Stretches for Young AthletesLast Updated: March 05, 2019.
(HealthDay News) -- Flexibility helps prevent injury. Young athletes should stretch muscles before and after playing a sport, says the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
After warming up with a brisk walk, the AAOS suggests these stretches:
- Forward and side lunges.
- Standing quad pull.
- Seated straddle.
- Knees to chest.
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