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Pre-Activity Stretch May Hurt Performance

Will stretching before activity help the professional athlete, the weekend warrior or the worker? A new study indicates no, and that the practice of stretching before a workout could even be hindering performance.

In the study, conducted by Dr. Ian Shrier of SMBD-Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Shrier reviewed 23 previous studies on the effects of stretching and sports performance. Upon analysis of “acute stretching” — stretching that is performed immediately before an activity