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the comment was

active ROM is certainly more important than passive ROM – both from performance and injury-prevention standpoints – during workouts and races

from what I’ve read there hasn’t been much research done, and most was with people with previous injuries… but seemed like the ‘range of motion’ in the hips was the big issue and that most people hurt themselves by stretching COLD muscles before running or doing ballistic stretching or stretching past the point of pain…

I stretch “gently”, for me it helps… I’m also wondering of most runners are young and basicly bio-mechanically okay so stretching isn’t a necessity… yet…

all very interesting