Health: Get Spring In Your Training

You may not be able to hit a fastball, but you have one thing in common with Major League Baseball players. Like any Yankee or Marlin, you want to shake the stiffness of winter out of your carcass and bound into spring like a line drive. Which is why following a spring-training regimen of muscle-stretching and flexibility exercises can be so important. Not coincidentally, the stretching regimen that most pro-baseball teams use may be the best way to go. Reason: baseball, compared with such physical-contact sports as football or such running-intense games as soccer, more closely parallels the average Joe's routines,...

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