Sunday, 5 January 2014

One reason to stop stretching

I am going to preface this article by saying I am not anti-stretching.  If you know me, have seen me at a H+P
practice, or have seen me as a patient, you will know that there are times where I recommend stretching.

That being said, this whole idea of “stretching is good” – an idea we were taught in elementary school and has now self-perpetuated to the exercise groups we attend in adulthood – is definitely misleading.  Stretching is good in some situations and stretching has no impact in other situations; I will deal with these scenarios in a future article.  This article will deal with a third situation: how stretching has a detrimental impact on us.

How can stretching be bad you ask?  Well, there are a few reason, but since this is on a running series website, I’m going to stick to this: static stretching makes you slower.

 CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article on the WRS Blog.