Your resources, time, and money are valuable.  You should not be wasting them on stretching.  The only reason to “stretch” is if you enjoy it as an activity.  That’s it.  There is no evidence that stretching prevents injury.  “Tightness” isn’t the thing that causes pain.  Below is an ever-expanding list of resources discussing why.


The granddaddy of them all:https://www.painscience.com/articles/stretching.php


A good paper on Stretching:  http://www.aptei.ca/wp-content/uploads/Stretching-Paper-2015.pdf?fbclid=IwAR16L2Y0HQAAOFElsD7KeQ7ZCRK2NXt4aRE_eTQWsvr0-t7HA0TXU4mbeT8


A 2 part article written by Greg Mack and Jay Weitzner:

My Muscle Is Tight – Part 1

My Muscle Is Tight Part 2


A great article from BreakingMuscle.com:http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/stretching-doesnt-work-the-way-you-think-it-does


​Research: The Case for Retiring Flexibility as a Major Component of Physical Fitness:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40279-019-01248-w?fbclid=IwAR0EQIT7jhXDFc2YoVoXZPiE8ZMUiqbiaCa6-GDtLOxZtha6WlM_KMrthLM


Why Do Muscles Feel Tight?:  https://www.bettermovement.org/blog/2015/why-do-muscles-feel-tight?fbclid=IwAR2BA28Ay-UwEzSg0BqZyTwiWdRqp6ZBUu0zs0_OPCprLDPCj-qMyaR2WCs


The Case for Retiring Flexibility as a Major Component of Physical Fitness:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31845202/?fbclid=IwAR2mQpICfAfUvg7NcFG5gsXQ1jrPaBX2NpII7Kx4R-V75KBb9GQ_Cidb9-c