Originally Posted by dealt_with
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.
stretching warms up the muscles to give stretch ability so the surrounding tissue & ligaments don't tear under stress
every single athlete is tort to stretch before exercise if you don't believe this your a coach potato & no nothing