Stretch Or Do Not Stretch, That Is The Question
There is little to no evidence to suggest that static stretching improves athletic performance, pre or post participation. It is also not proven to prevent muscle soreness or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
On the contrary static stretching can have a decrease in force production, power performance, running speed, reaction and movement time and strength endurance. Dynamic stretching seems to be the best option that does not reduce performance and has been shown to improve running performance. Based on current evidence dynamic stretching, which simulates that activity you will be performing.
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