The Truth About Stretching

I have read a lot of misinformation over the years regarding stretching. Many of us have heard the advice to stretch before physical activities such as running, lifting, practice sessions, or any other workouts. This often gets handed down from coach or trainer to athletes. Years later when the athlete becomes a trainer or coach themselves, the information is handed down again. Similar to many other misconceptions regarding stretching, the idea that performing passive stretching before physical activity will minimize injuries is not only false, but may also be detrimental. […]