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Stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of local muscle injury: a critical review of the clinical and basic science literature

Tags: stretch, exercise, self-treatment, treatment, muscle

PainSci summary of Shrier 1999?This page is one of thousands in the bibliography. It is not a general article: it is focussed on a single scientific paper, and it may provide only just enough context for the summary to make sense. Links to other papers and more general information are provided at the bottom of the page, as often as possible.

This paper and Herbert are literature reviews: that is, they are reviews of many other studies. They both show many contradictions in existing research, but they both conclude that there is no convincing evidence that stretching is useful.

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