Evox Fitness Concept

Does stretching before training help prevent injuries?

There is often a misinterpretation about stretching before training. In fact, more important than stretching is a good warm-up to prevent injuries.

Before training, static stretching – where the person remains still in one position for a few seconds, stretching a muscle group – has a negative effect on muscles and tendons and can cause injuries. It should be saved for after training.

The best way to warm up a muscle is through active movement. Therefore, before exercising, you should warm up with functional and dynamic stretches, based on movements, such as arm swings or light jogging.