- Apr 18, 2006
not necessarily for cycling though. Like, pro cyclists never stretch. It's a non-impact sport so there are no sudden jolts to the muscles like you get from running or physical exchanges.Doing some stretches before and after would be the normal or recommended sport/fitness thing
I think the idea around stretching is more an 'in-general' rule to improve your general flexibility level. Cycling does compact muscles too, so if anything, stretching after would be better.