You see it during pre-game in the NFL and NBA. What gives?
There is doubt over the effectiveness of static stretching, with some circles of sport strongly recommending against it, such as soccer, slamball and rugby league. Recently, there has been a controversy. over static stretching saying that it gets you ready but makes you weaker.
Isometric Stretching/ Static Stretching is often advocated by many coaches and fitness experts as great way to stretch before an athletic event or exercise activity. However, in reality static stretching has been proven detrimental to performance, as recent studies have shown that it tampers explosive ability. Static stretching also augments the joint and can promote instability in the joint, thus making an individual more susceptible to injury. Individual should turn to more dynamic type stretching to enhance rather than hinder performance.