Some experts say stretching before exercise helps performance and lessens injuries. But, believe it or not, others say stretching does the opposite.
Proponents point to people who can't afford to be wrong: Athletes.
The Clippers stretch before every game. And Meb Keflezighi, an Olympic silver medalist and the 2014 Boston Marathon winner, stretches before every run.
"Stretching restores your tightened connective tissue to normal length and puts your joints in correct alignment. That lets you go faster and avoid injury," said physical therapist Robert Forster, founder of Phase IV performance lab in Santa Monica.
So what to make of studies...