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Effectiveness of stretching to reduce injury
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    Further points about stretching

    Editor,

    I would like to thank Dr Shrier for his letter and make a couple of comments in reply.

    First, I would like to emphasise the point I was making in my original letter. When discussing an ill-defined procedure, as exemplified by 'stretching', it is important to be precise about what is being done to what, when and for how long for comparisons to be made or for valid debate to proceed.

    S...

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    Flexibility versus stretching

    Dear Editor,

    Dr. Schur brings up an apparent discrepancy between my article that stretching does not prevent injury, and Dr. Reid's article that stretching may be beneficial in rowers. This is an apparent discrepancy for two reasons. My review of the literature discussed stretching immediately before exercise and not stretching in general. To my knowledge, there have only been two studies on stretching at times oth...

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