While conventional wisdom says static stretching improves flexibility over resistance training, a study presented today at the American College of Sports Medicine's 57th Annual Meeting in Baltimore calls that into question. Researchers compared the two techniques' effect on flexibility of the same muscle/joint complexes in a five-week intervention.

"The results suggest that carefully constructed, full-range resistance training regimens can improve flexibility as well as-or perhaps better than-typical static stretching regimens," said James R. Whitehead, Ed.D., FACSM, presenting author of the study.

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