Thursday, February 28, 2008

shock news...stretching doesn't help prevent sore muscles

We have looked at this before in the post "stretching doesn't prevent sore muscles" Now it appears that the New York Times has caught on......

The Claim: Stretching Can Prevent Soreness and Injury

Stretching — long promoted as a way to prevent injury, to reduce soreness and to speed post-exercise recovery — may not fulfill its promise. Over the years, scientists have found that stretching before or after a workout has little effect on either risk of injury or what is commonly known as delayed onset of muscle soreness, the discomfort that comes a day or more after challenging physical activity.

Of course readers of this blog now know how to prevent sore muscles ;-)

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