What’s the best time to stretch?
“Holding a stretch for longer than 60 seconds before a strength-training session can exacerbate the cellular damage, cause a lack of control over working muscles and lead to injury,” says Professor Kay. Yikes. Stretching at the end of the session, however, will help to prevent this unfortunate outcome – as well as stopping blood from pooling and causing soreness in the muscles you worked the next day. In short: all the wins.