Although most of us have grown up being told that stretching before a workout is essential, Gretchen Reynolds of The New York Times points to two studies that claim the complete opposite: reportedly, "this so-called static stretching can lessen jumpers heights and sprinters speeds, without substantially reducing peoples chances of hurting themselves."
One, a study being published this month in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, concluded that if you stretch before you lift weights, you may find yourself feeling weaker and wobblier than you expect during your workout. Those findings join those of another new study from Croatia, a bogglingly comprehensive re-analysis of data from earlier experiments that was published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. Together, the studies augment a growing scientific consensus that pre-exercise stretching is generally unnecessary and likely counterproductive.
Many issues related to exercise and stretching have remained unresolved. In particular, it is unclear to what extent, precisely, subsequent workouts are changed when you stretch beforehand, as well as whether all types of physical activity are similarly affected.
|Can A Narrow Signal Carry Intelligence?|
|Asten, the Space Age Utopia|
|Ant mega-colony takes over world|
|Cats 'exploit' humans by purring|
|Lonely Planet Found Not Orbiting a Star|
|“Changes to the platform announced by Zuckerberg, will likely make the problem worse.”|
|“World's first passenger drone.”|
|“The static fire is one of the last major tests prior to the maiden launch.”|
|Ubuntu 17.10 Artful "What the Fuck" Aardvark|
|Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'|
|“AI codes its own ‘AI Child’.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“The first-ever driverless mass transit test program.”|
|“Some of us will do anything to be liked.”|
|“I can’t wait for the day robots rule.”|
|“The e-Palette, a vehicle that may one day not only deliver, but cook Pizza Hut offerings en route.”|
|How to Escape Planet Earth|