A particularly good stretching exercise to do before going on a run is the calf stretch.
What would be a particularly good stretching exercise?
Knees-to-chest Lying flat on your back, bring one knee to your chest and hold it in position with your arms or hands. You should feel a nice stretch in your lower back. If it feels comfortable, you can also do this stretch by bringing both knees at the same time. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds.
What stretching is good before workout?
Dynamic stretches Experts recommend dynamic stretches before a workout and static stretches after a workout.
Do you stretch before or after you run?
The best time to do static stretches for flexibility is after warming your body up — often, after a workout or doing some yoga. Muscles lengthen more when they're warm, so you may see greater improvements when you stretch after a workout. You'll also be less likely to pull or strain a muscle when it's warm and pliable.
What happens if you stretch before running?
In fact, static stretching before a run may actually increase your injury risk and decrease performance—exactly the opposite of what a proper warm-up ought to do! That's because the vast majority of running injuries occur within the normal range of motion of running.
What are the best stretches before running?
Here are five dynamic stretches that will rouse your running muscles:
- High Knees (glutes, hip flexors, hamstrings)
- Butt Kicks (quads, hip flexors, hamstrings)
- Skipping (calves, glutes, shoulders)
- Leg Swings (glutes, calves, lower back, hamstrings)
- Arm Circles (shoulders)