28 May '14, 1pm

A lighthearted debate on post-run stretching, in which I take the "anti" position:

That difference in efficiency is pretty minor, so most people — including me — would accept a slight decrease in efficiency in exchange for fewer injuries. But with no evidence for stretching's injury-reduction powers, I'm left to decide based on one simple criterion: pleasure. If you like it, carry on. But if you're one of the browbeaten masses who grudgingly stretch because they feel they "should," then free yourself from this onerous delusion. I did, and I feel great. Yes. It's helped me draw power from more muscles. By Meghan G. Loftus Some of my best friends don't stretch after running. That's okay with me — I used to be just like them. I also used to be in pain during and after most of my runs, with a bum hip that bothered me on and off for the better part of two years. I sought professional advice from three physical therapists, all with different recommendations. T...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/stretching/do-you-stretch-aft...

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