Myth: Static stretches before working out helps prevent injuries
Truth: The research shows that static stretching does not prevent injuries or enhance athletic performance. Studies show that this type of stretching beyond 60 s had detrimental effects on exercise performance . Performance was defined as, improvements or reductions in strength, power or speed. However, static stretching, if done after a workout or any other time removed from a workout session is fine. For pre-workout stretching, dynamic stretching is better and aids athletic performance [7, 8, 9].