To Stretch or not to Stretch?

Disagreement are present on the benefits of static vs. dynamic stretching. My suggestion is to prior to working out do a more dynamic or functional movement involved stretch such as a lunge or progression though a range with some resistance as it helps to warm the muscle, create blood flow and is more like the activity you are performing. In the locker room before you go out or after your workout you can do a static stretch ( hold in a stretch position) is perhaps best performed here. What are your thoughts?

Published on August 1, 2012