We’re not saying you shouldn’t stretch, but that stretching might not be what you thought. Our entire lives we’ve been hearing that stretching before and after a workout is crucial, since it helps to prevent future injuries. However, science isn’t backing this concept. Stretching is good for many other reasons, but it does not prevent injuries.
To our dismay, studies have found that stretching doesn’t necessarily prevent injuries: examining athletes who stretch regularly and those who don’t, they found no difference between them in regards to injuries. Stretching might have other advantages, but preventing injuries isn’t one of them. Keep stretching, but keep that in mind.