Thursday, 28 February 2008

everything good is bad for you

From the NYT:
Stretching — long promoted as a way to prevent injury, to reduce soreness and to speed post-exercise recovery — may not fulfill its promise. Over the years, scientists have found that stretching before or after a workout has little effect on either risk of injury or what is commonly known as delayed onset of muscle soreness, the discomfort that comes a day or more after challenging physical activity.
I expect stretching is still good for improving flexibility, but I'm guessing it will never get you this far. (Thanks to Sara for that one.)

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