Why stretching before exercise is bad

2019-04-24 09:27 #0 by: Niklas

If you stretch before exercise to gain strength and power, don't. It doesn't work. Your muscles become longer, but your power will decrease. All according to doctor Michael Mosley. See the BBC video clip in the link below.

» BBC Two - Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, Series 5, Episode 2, Why you SHOULDN’T stretch before exercise

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2019-04-24 09:44 #1 by: Evelina

I definitely think people tend to generally mix up the difference between warming up your muscles before exercise vs stretching muscles before. Warm-up exercises and activation exercises are important prior whereas stretching has its importance post exercise. 🙂🙂

2019-04-24 11:26 #2 by: Leia

I'm definitely one of those people that didn't know this! Thanks for the tip!

All the best, Leia

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