- Stretching does not prevent injuries: You have heard it for years; “stretch to prevent injuries”, however, when you look at the research there is none to support that statement.
- Stretching does not prevent muscle soreness: This is another oft-repeated myth that research does not support.
- Stretching is not a warm up: (See the post from Sept. 15, 2010).
- Stretching can cause injury: You can overstretch a muscle. This is especially true of a muscle that has knots or scar tissue; if you put it under too much stress, it can be damaged.
March 18, 2012
Four Things You Don't Know About Stretching
Posted by Janet Weller