I am currently in the process of recovering from my hamstring workout 2 nights ago. My hams are very sore but I am not sure if I should stretch during this recovery "growth" period.
Obviously I can hardly touch my shins (ouch!). Should I stretch or wait until the soreness diminishes before stretching?
Not sure about safety... as long as it doesn't hurt too bad. I find that stretching when you're sore temporarily alleviates the pain
They say that when your ships comes in
The first man takes the sails
Second takes the afterdeck
The third: the planks and rails.
Stretching while cold is a bad idea, any time. If you want to feel better, do some general cardio to get the blood flowing, and then some active recovery for the part in question. Whether or not this actually help recovery, and as far as I understand, it does, it sure as hell makes it feel better once you get past the inital pain.