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Injury Prevention: Is Your Post-Run Stretching Routine A Waste of Time?

A list of great resources on the issue of post-run stretching and injury prevention


Do You Stretch After Running?

No. There's no clear evidence it does much.By Alex Hutchinson Some of my best friends stretch after running. That's okay with me - if it makes them supple and brings them pleasure, then I'm happy for them. But it's not for me.

The impact of stretching on sports inju... [Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI

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To Stretch or Not to Stretch

While no one would argue that a good diet and a reasonable training schedule are invaluable in preventing injuries, there's a surprising amount of controversy regarding the role of stretching. Some people swear by it, while others shun it. Of those who do stretch, some emphasize stretching before working out, while others stretch only after exercise.