The Stretching Debate-Should You or Not?

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

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.  But, I wouldn’t do it until after foam rolling.

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