Impact of stretching on the performance and injury risk of long-distance runners

Claire Baxter, Lars McNaughton, Andy Sparks, Lynda Norton, David Bentley

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    Abstract

    Stretching, either prior to exercise or at the end, or both, is typically carried out by all individuals undertaking sporting activity whether they be elite or recreational athletes. The many forms of stretching available to the athlete, either passive or active, have long been thought to improve performance, decrease injury and generally be advantageous to the athlete. This review examines the current state of the literature and evaluates what athletes can and should do with respect to this controversial topic.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)78-90
    Number of pages13
    JournalResearch in Sports Medicine
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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