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Bandy WD, Irion JM (1994) The effect of time on static stretch on the flexibility of the hamstring muscles.
1995) The effects of therapeutic application of heat or cold followed by static stretch on hamstring muscle length.
These three positions were randomly ordered and each position was held for a 60 second static stretch.
Following their treatment all subjects performed a 1 minute static stretch of the hamstring muscle.
More importantly, during the static stretch the muscles are completely relaxed, whereas in running the muscles perform very dynamically in both concentric and eccentric contractions.