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20.10.2018

Should we stretch or not?

Should we stretch or not?

Studies about the benefits of stretching have had mixed results. Some show that stretching helps. Other studies show that stretching before or after exercise has little to no benefit.

Research has not been able to prove that stretches after exercise will reduce muscle soreness whereas other studies show that static stretching immediately before exercise or a sport event may slightly worsen performance.

DO NOT CONSIDER STRETCHING A WARM UP. Instead of static stretching, try performing a “dynamic warm-up.” This means performing movements similar to those in your sport or physical activity at a low level, then gradually increasing the speed and intensity as you warm up.

FOCUS ON SYMMETRY. Instead of trying to get the flexibility of a ballerina try to have equal flexibility side to side.

YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL PAIN but feel tension on the muscles while you’re stretching.

There is some evidence that stretching reduces inflammation in connective tissue. This could provide a logical explanation why we feel better after stretching. Moreover, it has been agreed from many researchers and clinicians that it is having a therapeutic effect on muscle “knots” /trigger points.

 

 

 

 

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