Burkoer, K. C., & Schware, J. A. (1989). Does postexercise static stretching alleviate delayed muscle soreness? The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 17(6), 65-83.

The use of static stretching as part of postexercise recovery to alleviate muscle soreness was found to be ineffective and no different to a group who did no stretching at all.

Implication. Stretching as a recovery activity does not reduce muscle soreness.

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