Sam Pittera, an athletic trainer with UPMC Sports Medicine, demonstrates six different stretches to try before you begin your next activity, practice, or game.
These stretches can be incorporated into your routine, along with dynamic stretching, to decrease your chance of injury and help push you to optimal performance.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .
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