When should you stretch?

FIX PHYSIOTHERAPIST JEAN WRITES ABOUT THE COMPLICATED SCIENCE BEHIND RUNNING AND STRETCHING...

MYTH:

Stretching reduces your risk of injury and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) while improving your performance and recovery. 

REALITY:

  • Stretching pre-run does not reduce your risk of injury and may even increase it.
  • Stretching pre- or post-run has no impact on DOMS or post-run recovery.
  • Stretching performed pre-run has a negative influence on speed and endurance, however regular stretching performed in separate sessions appears to improve your overall performance.

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