The 10 Biggest Myths About Stretching, Debunked

Stretching is probably the number one thing that everyone must do, regardless of whether they work out or not. However, there are several myths about stretching that need to be debunked. They including static stretching before working out, that it is not good to do static stretches at all, it prevents injuries, will prevent soreness, that it is always good for you, and that you must stretch the muscle that hurts the most. Speaking to a specialist will help you develop a better understanding of these myths.

Key Takeaways:

  • We all know stretching can do a body good. However, there are a surprising number of stretching myths out there that people continue to believe, despite all evidence to the contrary.
  • Buying into these stretching myths means that we may not reap the maximum benefit from our stretches — and in some cases, end up causing pain and injury.
  • Static stretching can be great to do immediately after a workout, as it can helps your worked muscles cool down and improve flexibility.

“Most people believe this stretching myth, even though it’s been proven time and time again to be untrue. Sitting and holding a cold, static stretch before you work.”