themunn wrote:in a sport like football where there's a lot of changing direction (which forces muscles into various positions), it's definitely helpful.
Provide some good evidence for this.
themunn wrote:But that does prove something I always thought true - when I was running every day I never ever stretched and never felt I had to. That said, I stopped about 4 months ago and now my muscles all feel inflexible and any time i do any light exercise they tighten up quickly unless I stretch first
Nobody is arguing that it doesn't loosen your muscles, the argument is whether tight/unloosened muscles contribute more to injury, and they don't; even if it feels logical.