Static Stretching

Static Stretching

Stretching for 5-10 min/week appears optimal for increasing range of motion in a particular muscle group, with no further increase in mobility found in sessions longer than 10 min/week.

The recommendation for no static stretching prior to working out is due to the mixed research regarding static stretching and subsequent workout performance. It would be prudent to include ~10 min of dynamic stretching/warming up prior to a workout.