People are getting a little too excited about a surprising new study that suggests stretching can improve strength.
Furthermore, it does so in both sides (more on the stretched side, though).
Since I know people (especially stretching enthusiasts) are probably going to take the results of this one study and run with them, I am going to write this quick article to throw a stick in their bicycle spokes.
Hopefully this gets around before it’s too late.
The results are not that surprising – and still don’t really support the use of stretching for anything other than specific flexibility goals.