Stretching helps prevent injury by warming up the muscles through flexibility and increased circulation. By increaing flexibility, various motions are easier to perform and your range of motion is improved. Increased circulation allows for better blood flow to your muscles which can speed up recovery.
There are numerous benefits to stretching.
1. It improve your range of motion.
2. reduces risk of injury during activity
3. prevents post exercise muscle soreness
slow delayed onset muscle soreness
Stretching is done to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone. It is also used for therapeutical purposes (i.e. to alleviate cramps)