The Static Stretching Renaissance
There has been lots of talk lately about the fact that all of the athletes we train perform static stretching before every workout. The classic answer is always that this is a bad idea because static stretching decreases power. Have you ever read the actual studies? I have. The decreases were in the area of 5% and occurred when a vertical jump was done immediately after a bout of static stretching. Read this The Static Stretching Renaissance and see if your opinion changes.