I've only been saying this for a few years now. So far, no one has listened to me. That's so strange. Not even going to start ranting though. Too tired of it, so I'll do the smart thing and just rest.
Read this: http://www.liftbigeatbig.com/2013/04/a-case-against-active-rest-days.html
Maybe if you get it from a stranger....
Stretching: NOT Smart.
Another installation in the "I already told you this" post. Stretching is something that came out of the 50's and was a good way for gym teachers to kill time. There was never any good science to support it, yet millions upon millions of people adhere to these fallacies and scorn you if you don't. The reality is that exercise addicts are just that, not experts or even knowledgeable gurus. So be careful who you listen to.