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We have collated a number of research articles around the benefits of stretching an have summarised the results for you, so you can see what the evidence says about the uses of stretching.
There are 4 main types of stretching:
Stretching is can help to increase our flexibility as well as our range of motion. While the long term affects of stretching on actually changing muscular architecture is still not fully understood as some think stretching just allows our neuromuscular system to tolerate more of a stretch. We can look at the real world effects of stretching on posture, flexibility and injury prevention.
We have summarised the findings into a few key points for you to read