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Quite a Stretch

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  1. Aug 7, 2020 — Reorganized — Split this mega-article up into four smaller ones. Three major sub-topics were exported to new pages. This article now provides a high-level summary, plus coverage of a few miscellaneous and minor subtopics that don’t fit anywhere else. There are now a total of 9 articles on specifically devoted to stretching.
  2. Apr 29, 2020 — More content — Added some examples of stretching being rejected by elite athletes.
  3. Jan 29, 2020 — Science update — Added an important example, stretching the hamstrings for back pain, with a few relevant references.
  4. Jan 24, 2019 — Reorganized — I’ve shuffled and renamed many sections, plus a bunch of editing, to reflect new priorities for the article going forward: a more comprehensive review of all stretching sub-topics, but especially stretching as a component of injury rehab and treatment for chronic pain. Several significant changes are planned for 2019.
  5. Feb 10, 2018 — Expanded — Added more the nature of soreness and stiffness, and the relevance of stretching (or lack thereof).
  6. Jul 15, 2017 — Science update, muscle pain section — Cited and discussed implications of anti-inflammatory effect reported by Berrueta et al.
  7. Nov 18, 2016 — Rewritten — Complex and thorough modernization and other improvements.
  8. Nov 18, 2016 — Revised — Reorganized the list of reasons for stretching, officially including “it feels good.” Updated the summary of stretching for trigger points.
  9. Jun 1, 2015 — Upgrade — Added table of contents.