Should You Stretch Before Exercise? A Data-Driven Answer
Although it is a practice all fitness enthusiasts undertake, stretching before intensive exercise has often been an underlooked topic of interest.
We all know that preparing oneself physically before working out is essential, to prevent injury and to perform at our peak level.
We often scrutinise how to perform our workouts most efficiently, to get the best results we could obtain.
Rarely, however, do we scrutinise our warm-up and stretching routine.
This article aims to shed some light on what the scientific literature has to say about stretching as a means for an effective pre-workout warm-up, to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury.
Physiotherapist BSc MCSP HPC
Founder and Principal Physiotherapist at Tavistock Clinic.
HCPC Registration Number PH97986
CSP Registration Number 089576