The Stretching Debate-Should You or Not?

Saw this article today about static stretching prior to working out or playing sports.

http://peakcontrol.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/to-stretch-or-not-prior-to-exercise-a-systematic-review-of-the-effects-of-acute-static-stretching-on-maximal-muscle-performance/

There have been debate about this for some time now, and I think this article is pretty accurate. My normal warmup would include foam rolling and a little bit of static stretching followed by some dynamic stretching. I believe that any type of stretching is not as effective without foam rolling first. I have become a big believer of the foam roll and apply it every day, workout or not. I get all of my clients to do foam rolling and have made believers with them as well. Especially those who have had major injuries and/or surgery.

So in my opinion, do some light stretching. ┬áBut, I wouldn’t do it until after foam rolling.

The Stretching Debate-Should You or Not?

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