Originally Posted by scrap
Stretching is probably the most important aspect of any Sport. Simply a must, for Muscle and Joint maintenance, Rehab or Prehab is a must. It helps with Muscle contraction, injury prevention, corrects Muscle alinement, and Helps to repair muscle tares quicker. Gives a better muscular performance, and awareness. But the most important thing it does, is rectify the damage that the eyes do, through the dominant side, Yoga the 1st form of stretch, gives Balance.
Yeah I don't where you get this from, that's not even close to being true. A lot of top athletes don't stretch at all and there's no research anywhere to suggest they should. That old stretch to prevent injuries nonsense was thrown out decades ago. There's also no evidence to suggest it helps recovery as far as I'm aware of. I'd love to know how it helps muscle contractions and alignment as well. Acute static stretching inhibits muscular contractions.