How Stretching Tricks the Brain to Think Muscles Are Longer

How Stretching Tricks the Brain to Think Muscles Are Longer

Stretching may actually be a way to trick the brain into thinking that muscles are getting longer. Physiotherapists C. H. Weppler from Niederjosbach, Germany and S.P. Magnusson from the University of Denmark wrote an article that was published in Physical Therapy in 2010 that highlights the current theories explaining the properties of stretching and its effects […]

Stretching May Not Always Improve Athletic Performance

Stretching May Not Always Improve Athletic Performance

Physical education teachers, coaches, personal trainers and group exercise instructors have continually suggested that people stretch regularly to alleviate tight muscles or to improve flexibility. However, there has been very little evidence to support these claims. In fact, sports scientists and physiotherapists have been providing some strong evidence that static stretching may not always improve athletic performance. Static […]