Stretching Research & Articles
Flexibility can be good, but who says stretching is the best way to get there?
The section below is a growing list of links; studies, posts, scientific papers, and articles, that question some long-held beliefs about stretching, massage, and methods of tension-reduction in the active individual.
- Effects of stretching before and after exercising on muscle soreness and risk of injury: systematic review
- Reduced strength after passive stretch of the human plantarflexors
- Neural and mechanical responses of the triceps surae muscle group after 1 h of repeated fast passive stretches
- Altered reflex sensitivity after repeated and prolonged passive muscle stretching
- Stretching research clearly shows that a stretching habit isn’t good for warmup, injury prevention, preventing or treating muscle soreness, enhancing athletic performance … or even flexibility!
- Stretching: The Truth
- USATF Announces Results of Pre-run Stretch Study
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