Getting Stiff: A Revisionist Approach to Stretching & Flexibility - Part 1
Greg Everett

The reigning notion of flexibility and stretching is that its relationships to both athletic performance and injury protection are positive and linear; that is, as stretching and flexibility increase, so do athletic performance and injury protection. With this in mind, advice from nearly everyone for nearly everyone is to stretch as much as possible.

The actual research and experience of coaches and athletes, however, have failed to convincingly demonstrate this or any other rela...

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