Originally Posted by dealt_with
What on earth are you talking about? Research shows that stretching doesn't prevent injury. Muscle tears generally occur within a 20% range of resting length. Athletes use dynamic stretching during their warm up i.e. swinging their arms and legs through the range of motion. That's for performance and does nothing to prevent injury. Holding stretches (static stretching) decreases power, coordination and most likely increases injury risk as the cytoskeleton is stretched instead of the actin and myosin. That means by holding stretches you're more flexible at rest, makes no difference during activity though (crossbridge cycling).
Are you saying that static stretching after a workout doesn't help reduce lactic acid or anything like that which I got told at school?? Are there no physical benefits to stretching after a work out (other than the benefits you would get from static stretching when independent of a workout).
On a seperate note what are your qualifications/experience in the sports science field. Not to be confrontational just curious you come across as very knowledgeable.