A ton of research is showing that stretching actually has no benefit.
Shocking, I know. Because, we’ve all been told to stretch during warmups before P.E. in school or prior to exercising. Circling up to stretch was a routine on every single team I’ve played on from first grade to varsity. So, what gives?
I recently started writing for MapMyFitness and I dug a little deeper to understand the pros and cons of static stretching. I have to say, my findings didn’t exactly line up with my beliefs about static stretching. In fact, it was the complete opposite.
Sure, there are good types of stretching, but the “against stretching camp” makes a pretty good point, claiming that stretching can actually make you more prone to injury and they even go as far to claim that static stretching can even reduce your performance.
What do you think? You can read the full article here: Is Your Stretching Routine Setting You Up for Injury?