Warm Up or Stretch
by John Pike
As I look around the gym, I see people stretching before they even lift a weight. This is incorrect and damaging!
Stretching is best done at the end of your workout time, when muscles are warm and pliable.
Stretching a cold muscle is like putting a piece of well-chewed gum in the fridge for an hour. When you take the gum out and attempt to stretch it, it snaps.
Connective tissue damage will result in the long term, and difficulty building muscle will plague you.