Question Sheet: Workouts: Does Stretching Help?

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. Describe how you would warm up before a soccer game or some other sport in which you participate.
  2. Why is stretching commonly considered a good idea before exercise?

During reading:

  1. What does Stacy Ingraham do and what is her position on stretching?
  2. What is the ACL?
  3. Draw a picture of how a skeletal muscle works.
  4. Is stretching at all helpful?
  5. How is stretching different from lifting weights?
  6. What does the article recommend an athlete do before he or she starts ...

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