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Warm-Ups, Cool-Downs, What Works, What Doesn’t

Athletes could be increasing their risk for sports injuries or simply wasting their time by practicing certain types of warm-ups and cool-downs, according to two practical new studies. Together, the new research indicates that a rigorous warm-up could keep you running smoothly during a sports season, whereas a popular cool-down technique, the ice bath, is likely only to leave you cold.

Anyone who plays sports or otherwise exercises has almost invariably heard that we should warm up before

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