Stretching After Exercise: Does it Aid in Recovery?

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by William A. Sands PhD, CSCS Learn about the body’s adaptations to different types of post-workout activities. Did you know that serious stretching after a workout is contraindicated for recovery? Instead, avoid serious stretching after training and use a mild exercise to cool down. Recovery Recovery means to return what was lost. In exercise, we think of recovery as more …

Pre-Exercise Stretching: The Secret in Avoiding Sprains and Muscle Strains.

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Why Pre Shift Stretching Programs Work Written by: Mark Middlesworth | May 1 Pre shift stretching programs can be a valuable addition to your health and safety program when properly implemented and executed. Effective programs reduce the risk of sprains, strains and numerous other injuries to the musculoskeletal system. You might not think sprains and strains sound all that serious, …

Amazing Facts about Pre-Exercise Stretching

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Does Pre-Exercise Stretching Really Prevent Injuries? By Jenn Rankin | txphysique Why do we really have to stretch? Presumably to get ready for exercise and to decrease the chance of injury, but is there any scientific evidence to support this? Learn more.   Growing up, my coaches always made me stretch before every basketball practice and game. We would try …