Dehydration Reduces Posterior Leg and Trunk Flexibility and Increases Stiffness in Male Collegiate Age Runners

This blinded study of collegiate runners has shown flexibility and stiffness are impaired in a dehydrated state versus a euhydrated state, by as much as 11% and 43%, respectively. High levels of stiffness and lack of flexibility have previously been linked to increased risk of injury within the posterior leg as well as impeded athletic performance.

Dehydration Reduces Posterior Leg and Trunk Flexibility and Increases Stiffness in Male Collegiate Age Runners