Stretch Before And After
Should I stretch before or after my workout to help prevent muscle injuries and soreness? I seem to have conflicting advice on this.
There seem to be a lot of theories regarding stretching and some quite conflicting information as well! Stretching before and after is beneficial to performance and recovery, and prevention of injuries. However, it is the type of stretching during the different phases that is important to note and incorporate. During the warm-up phase, you need to perform dynamic stretches and post workout, you need to do more static and passive stretches. That said, pre and post workout, foam rolling to assist in myofascial release, is proven to be very effective in eliciting better performances and recovery, and reduction in post exercise soreness.