12 Aug '17, 3pm

7 mistakes every runner makes when stretching

Stretching , it seems, can be a controversial topic. Some runners swear by it , others begrudgingly partake , and yet another breed skips it altogether . The research on how useful it is shows mixed results, as well. “Proposed benefits of stretching include faster recovery, decreased injury rates, and improved flexibility,” explains Doug Perkins, a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist based in Boulder, Colorado. “Unfortunately, current research is not very supportive of these benefits at this point.” Anthony Carroll, a full time physical therapist in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, agrees. “At this point, there is no clear evidence to say you should, or shouldn’t, stretch,” he explains. “But since there’s minimal data to suggest it will hurt you in any way, it’s probably best to still warm up before physica...

Full article: https://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/7-mistakes-every-...

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