In this episode, I discuss the role that static stretching has in the triathlete's training plan. There is a commonly held misconception that static stretching reduces the risk of injuries amongst endurance athletes. I discuss what the science actually tells us about stretching and injury risk as well as how to best use static stretching as a triathlete.
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