Stretching Poll: Squash Game Day Rituals – Are You Stretching Before, After, Both or Never?

For our bi-weekly poll, we are curious whether you stretch before your match, after your match, or not at all.

Stretching prior to exercise is controversial, with a number of studies suggesting the static stretching prior to performing decreases power with no real reduction in injury risk, however it is likely that recreational athletes do not do sufficient stretching to cause any harm or benefit either way (see this summary from the NHS).

Anne, our former national team diver is a big fan of foam rollers, or lacrosse balls in a pinch. Here are a couple of demo videos that she likes Foam rolling your calves & Foam rolling your glutes

Looks like people are all over the place – but no bike warm up for anyone???


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