Should You Stretch Before Or After You Run?

Yes, you should stretch before you run and after. For pre-running and pre-training, dynamic stretching warmups have a much better return on the investment than static stretching. Dynamic stretching helps to adequately warm up the muscles and get them firing in the right ways. Here are a few dynamic stretches that will help you have a better run or workout, and limit your chances for injury.

Suggested length of dynamic stretching: 2-5 minutes

  • Hip Rotators
  • Butt Kicks
  • High Knee Pulls
  • Quad Pulls
  • Hamstring Walk Outs
  • Alternating Lunges
  • Plank Walk Out To Squat

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