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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.
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