What muscles am I stretching?

We've all done the same stretches in gym class or at soccer practice, but do we really know what muscles we are stretching? It's also important to move beyond just the "touch your toes" hamstring stretch and learn about other accessory muscles needing attention.  If you're not ready to dive into yoga or you're a little intimated because you're not a bendy pretzel naturally, work on some of these stretches at home. But don't just work on them, study and educate yourself on which muscles you are lengthening. Take it a step further and couple the right stretches with your workout for the complimentary combo of stretching and strengthening. Keep up the work you guys!

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