Static stretching does not impact short-term athletic performance – and may reduce injury risk

Static stretching does not impact short-term athletic performance – and may reduce injury risk

While stretching is widely performed by players around the world there is very little evidence regarding its efficacy. In recent years there has been considerable debate about the relative merits of static vs. dynamic stretching. This study suggests that stretching, of any type, has no impact on short-term measures of performance.