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Are you training to run a marathon, half marathon, or 5K? In order to be safe and successful on race day, proper preparation is vital. We’ve put together a series of helpful videos featuring the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine, focusing on various aspects of marathon training.

In this video, Ron DeAngelo, athletic trainer, and director of the UPMC Sports Performance Program, explains how dynamic warm up is an effective and useful method of preparing for a run or workout. Hear about the benefits, the key areas of the body to stretch, and how a dynamic warm-up can help decrease the chance of injury and improve performance on race day.

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About Sports Medicine

Sports bring with them a potential for injury. And if you are looking to prevent, treat, or rehabilitate a sports injury, UPMC Sports Medicine can help. We serve athletes from a wide variety of sports across every demographic: young or old, male or female, pro or amateur. We partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pitt Panthers, and over 60 high school, college, and regional teams and events. We’re working to build better athletes. We use cutting-edge rehabilitation techniques to help you recover and provide education on how to prevent injuries.