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Sep 2, 2012

To stretch or not to stretch?

Throughout school at every sports training, athletics carnival and PE lesson there was always that designated 5-10 minutes where we were taken through the mandatory routine of stretching all the bodies major muscle groups.  I personally enjoyed this stretching time and it’s something that I, along with most people probably need to do more of nowadays.

Stretching has always been a heavily debated topic among health professionals. Does stretching before sport actually play a role in assisting with injury prevention? Can stretching decrease the intensity of post exercise soreness otherwise known as DOMS? By stretching a short tight muscle can you actually make it longer? (READ FULL ARTICLE HERE)

Categories General Issues Tags Stretching warm up Injury prevention