To stretch or not to stretch? The pre- and post-workout conundrum

Opinions differ on the usefulness of stretching before and after workouts and sports. While some sports scientists believe that flexibility training should be an integral part of a weekly exercise programme, others say it’s only necessary when deficiencies exist.What’s not in dispute is that if your body is very inflexible, sooner or later you’ll have problems with your joints, making it difficult to perform simple tasks such as bending down to pick something up, or stretching to reach a high shelf or put on your socks.”If you’ve got to be on the go a lot but aren’t flexible, you’ll get tired …

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