If You Aren’t Stretching, You Are At Risk
If you’re working out and not stretching, you are putting your body at risk for some severe problems. You can get Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, pull a muscle, and cause injury. But don’t stretch passively (when someone stretches for you) because that can cause weakness and injury. The best way to stretch is to actively stretch and not to push too hard. You don’t want to become too loose and risk injury, but you don’t want to be tight either. If you’re a runner, make sure to do a warm-up and a light stretch before running. After your run, actively stretch out your muscles, but don’t over do it.