Has anyone seen the Ap article that stretching before a workout actually increase your chance of getting hurt, all this time UPS as been increasing work place injury's, The irony of the all. I believe UPS will need to rethink there polices of stretching before we go to work in the morning. I will bring in a copy of this story into work Monday and tell them I will no longer be stretching in the morning in the name of safety. I know of drivers who have been written up for not stretching in the morning. Here is part of the article " Traditional stretches, like when people bend over to touch their toes or stretch their legs on a fence, often cause the muscles to tighten rather than relax — exactly the opposite of what is needed for physical activity. Experts say it is like extending a rubber band to its limit. When people stretch to the maximum, they are more likely to pull a muscle. When you stretch before exercising, your body may think it's at risk of being overstretched. It compensates by contracting and becoming more tense. That means you aren't able to move as fast or as freely, making you more likely to get hurt"