We stretch to lengthen out tight muscles, enhance performance and repair injured tissues.
We're stretching for all the wrong reasons, science writer Beth Skwarecki says in a new feature.
"In many cases, stretching does the opposite of what it's promoted for," Skwarecki says. "You already know that it doesn't prevent injuries.
"It also doesn't cure muscle soreness; in fact, aggressive stretching can cause muscle soreness. And pre-workout stretches, far from preparing you to work out, actually rob you of strength."
It is the opposite of what we've been taught about stretching, so what is the truth?
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