Chronic stretching and running economy.

  title={Chronic stretching and running economy.},
  author={Arnold G. Nelson and Joke Kokkonen and Carol Eldredge and Andrew Cornwell and Ellen L. Glickman-Weiss},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  volume={11 5},
Research demonstrates an inverse relationship between the range of motion of selected joint movements (flexibility) and running economy. Since stretching exercises have been shown to increase joint range of motion, stretching exercises may be contraindicated for endurance running performance. Hence, this study investigated the influence of a 10-week program… CONTINUE READING