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The Dysfunctions of Stretching


Everybody draws the assumption that flexibility is a good thing when it comes to alleviating muscle tightness and joint discomfort. The basic idea behind stretching within the fitness industry is ‘the more flexible you are the better.’ But is that really the case? What people rarely ask, if ever, is whether the stretching programs you see displayed online has any negative consequences that can ruin your movement in the long run.

Before we get started too deep on this topic, I just want to forewarn you that parts of this article can get a little technical. Most of it will be pretty str