static stretch

According to a new study, static stretching chronically weakened the muscles when performed both before and during exercise. However, it many well be the better choice for post-exercise.
The newest study suggests pre-workout static stretching decreases performance in adolescents. So should you ditch it altogether, or does it still have a place in your warmup?
Two new studies about static stretching say totally different things. One says it decreases strength for only 10 minutes, the other says 24 hours. Who is right and how can this happen?
Passive stretching before a workout might seem like a good idea, but it actually makes you weaker - over 8% weaker on average, according to the research.
Warmups involving dynamic stretching resulted in improved hamstring flexibility and increased quadriceps strength, when compared to static stretching. This, according to a new study.
New research shows that muscle strength and rate of force development were lower in athletes after sessions of static stretching. Static stretching might not be so good before your workout.
Should you do dynamic stretches or static stretches? Is one better before your workout and one better after? Why is stretching so complicated? Let's look at the science and simplify things.