A DYNAMIC STRETCHING PROTOCOL IN A RECENT STUDY CAUSED A DECLINE IN HAMSTRINGS STRENGTH, LOWERING THE HAMSTRING-QUADRICEPS RATIO, WHICH COULD TRANSLATE INTO A HIGHER INJURY RISK DURING A SPORTS PERFORMANCE THAT MAY FOLLOW. THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF A STRETCHING PROTOCOL SHOULD BE WELL UNDERSTOOD BEFORE ITS INCORPORATION IN A WARM-UP.
Institut National du Sport du Québec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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COLUMN EDITOR: Lymperis (Perry) Koziris, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Lymperis (Perry) Kozirisis an exercise physiologist at the Institut national du sport du Québec.