Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length (often by abduction from the torso) in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone.

The benefits of stretching are:
  • may improve range of motion
  • reduce risk of injury during activity
  • prevent post-exercise muscle soreness
  • slow delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

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