For those of you who have followed my blog, thanks for all your support. I realize that I have been remiss in keeping it up, but residency…well, it’s a whole new kettle of fish, and I’m not even sure they’re all fish in there. I will likely not be updating my blog every week, though, I will try, depending on my call schedule. Basically, a review takes about 2 hours to type up, proof-read and edit (and even then, it could probably use a bit more work), but when I’m sleep-deprived, the last thing I want to do is a blog entry–as fun as it is. The tutorial entries don’t take quite as long. Two entries a week would definitely be wishful thinking at this point. If I knew how to send out auto-update notices, I would, but seeing as I don’t, I guess you’ll just have to keep checking back. RSS feeds can be useful that way.
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I picked this study for two reasons: 1) It’s actually not a half-bad study, and 2) It addresses a significant fitness issue that has been plaguing athletes, trainers and coaches for decades–to stretch or not to stretch. However, despite the study’s many strengths, it falls just short of making it truly useful in helping active people make the decision whether or not to perform static stretching.
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