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The Best And Worst Workouts For Flexibility

09/24/2012 08:22am ET | Updated December 6, 2017


By Alyssa Shaffer

Flexibility is a critical and often overlooked workout goal. "Muscle tissues, tendons and ligaments naturally become less elastic with age," says C. David Geier, Jr., M.D., director of the Medical University of South Carolina Sports Medicine program. Those of us who sit for much of the day or rarely stretch are at particular risk for tightness.

Not as limber as you should be? Your exercise regimen could be helping -- or making things worse. Read on to find out which workouts are best, and which to avoid.

The Best And Worst Workouts For Flexibility

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The Best And Worst Workouts For Flexibility originally appeared on Health.com.