What’s This Research About?

This is an opinion paper based on previous research on the effects of and best practices for stretching for athletic recovery. 

Stretching for increased ROM and recovery are not the same, in fact, stretching for more ROM may be contraindicated for recovery activities. Recovery stretching should be pain-free within the existing range of motion. Stretching to increase ROM may require longer durations, and more frequent repetitions, and may need to push into more uncomfortable/painful positions to increase tolerance.

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