Is static stretching a part of your cooldown or is it an outdated and harmful training method?

Asked 4 years ago

All of my training manuals and textbooks state that static stretching should be a part of your cooldown, however, I recently had another personal trainer approach me and make a comment that static stretching is outdated and harmful. Is this true?

Orion Bailey

Sunday, August 02, 2020

I have always believed in static stretching after a workout. I find that it works wonders for recovery.

Omari Cabrera

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

I received my personal training certification in March of this year, and all of my textbooks stated that static stretching post-workout is necessary, so I don't believe that it is outdated or harmful.

Bryson Hardin

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

My body always feels much better if I stretch after my workout.

Carmelo Brooks

Saturday, August 08, 2020

It may be that he is referring to over-stretching the muscles, as that is the only way that static stretching will be harmful.

Derrick Horn

Thursday, August 13, 2020

In my opinion, dynamic stretching should be performed before a workout and static stretching should be performed after a workout.

Anderson Carpenter

Monday, August 17, 2020

Studies have shown that static stretching should not be done pre-workout or intra-workout, but is very beneficial post-workout.

Braydon Key

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Static stretching at the beginning of the warm up can be dangerous and counterproductive, but it is great at the end of a workout.

Franco Short

Monday, August 24, 2020

My physical therapist always encourages static stretching, so I’ll take her word for it.

Raphael Fields

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Not only can static stretching improve your flexibility and range of motion, but it can also help your muscles recover faster after a workout, leading to less pain and stiffness.

Static stretching is also a great way to release stress and tension in your muscles, which can help you feel more relaxed.

Ahmed Gray

Thursday, August 27, 2020

I'm curious as to what he is suggesting instead of static stretching? How does he cool down?

Brody Ware

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and is still respected by most. Yoga is essentially static stretching for a long period of time.

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