4 Stretches You Should Be Doing (But Aren't)

Did you know your neck crick or shoulder ache may actually mean you're tight somewhere else? Troubleshoot your sore spots and work out the real pain points in just a few minutes a day.
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Got pain?

by Alyssa Shaffer

Is your back in pain? There's a good chance your back isn't really to blame. The root cause of everyday aches is often a simple case of inflexibility. Try the stretches on the next pages from David Reavy, founder of React Physical Therapy in Chicago, who has worked with elite athletes including NFL player Matt Forte and Swin Cash of the WNBA. Do them pre- or post-workout, or whenever you need loosening up. Start with a daily dose, then switch to one to three times a week to maintain your motion gains. Add in the suggested strength moves to help keep your body balanced and pain-free.

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