Stretching is Crucial to Running Health

Apr 25 • 2016

When it comes to stretching, this is one of those practices that you don’t realize just how important the act is until it’s too late. Going from 0 to 100 may be great for a race car, but it’s not so great on cold muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Stretching wakes up those muscles, giving them a chance to move before being worked vigorously.

Be sure to stretch before and after every run to loosen up the muscles. During a workout, muscles contract. After running, make sure to hold a few stretches to elongate and relax the muscles, especially those in your legs, calves, hips and glutes.