Stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of local muscle injury: a critical review of the clinical and basic science literature.

@article{Shrier1999StretchingBE,
  title={Stretching before exercise does not reduce the risk of local muscle injury: a critical review of the clinical and basic science literature.},
  author={I. Shrier},
  journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          221-7
        }
}
  • I. Shrier
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and basic science evidence surrounding the hypothesis that stretching immediately before exercise prevents injury. DATA SOURCES AND SELECTION MEDLINE was searched using MEDLINE subject headings (MeSH) and textwords for English- and French-language articles related to stretching and muscle injury. Additional references were reviewed from the bibliographies, and from citation searches on key articles. All articles related to stretching and injury or… Expand
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