Originally Posted by Magnetite
For me personally, stretching helps a lot. Especially now that I'm 28, I always start better, and my body generally just feels better if I stretch, and warm up properly.
When I was 16 I don't think it really mattered, unless I was playing early in the morning.
Just do what feels best for your body, especially as you get older.
Perfect last line. Funny how we get into these scientific debates and its just that simple.