For many years controversy has existed as to whether stretching before or after exercise is beneficial. Individually many people have their own opinion when it comes to this topic.
Use this Link to Read: Stretching during warm-up: Do we have enough evidence? Note, though this article is dated, it is worth reading.
Answer the following questions, you may complete additional research as needed:
- In your opinion what is the purpose of stretching muscles?
- What is the difference between static and dynamic stretching?
- Is stretching the same as a warm-up or a cool-down? Why or why not?
- Do you perform stretching exercises? If you do, do you prefer to stretch before exercise, after exercise, or independent of exercising? Why or why not?
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.