Drop the pre-exercise static stretches?

pre-exercise static stretches



Want an easy way to improve your performance and overall results? A meta-analysis of 104 studies found that static stretching before exercise reduces muscle strength by 5.4%, muscle power by 1.9% and explosive performance by 2.0%. Not only is static stretching not beneficial, it appears to be counterproductive.

In contrast to pre-exercise static stretches, dynamic stretches, such as walking lunges and arm circles, has been shown to increase power, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility and strength!