Warming up and cooling down is common in most physical activities, but the article Warming up and cooling down, What Should athletes Do?,
brings to attention how your players should do so. Dr. Geoffrey S. Kuhlman looks at studies that have tested how specific stretches impact injury prevention. Kuhlman provides a cohesive chart with pictorial images of exercises that will aide you in conditioning your players.
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