Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Stretching and its impact on muscle sorness

Last month for the WRS blog, I wrote an article that took a look at how stretching makes us slower.  There were some good follow up questions to that article.  I think after reading it, most runners understand how stretching has a detrimental impact on running economy.
However, many wondered: Is that enough reason to stop stretching?  What about all the benefits?  For example, what about stretching and its role in preventing muscle soreness?
Well with today’s article I want to clear up a very common misconception.  It is a topic that I have written about before in my blog.  Here it is:
Stretching does NOT help to prevent muscle soreness.