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sponsored: #RUNNOVATION – Stretching

That Was Then

Visit any 80s cross-country practice and we guarantee you’d see plenty of toe-reaches and calf stretches performed by runners before they left for their workouts. The old thinking was that static stretches would make athletes more limber in preparation for a run.

Dynamic Stretch_Nils Nilsen

This is Runnovation.

Studies now show that static stretches (stretches you do while standing still) may actually impair performance and increase risk of injury. Instead, coaches recommend performing a dynamic warm-up, complete with movements, such as leg swings, inchworms and walking lunges before you head out the door for your run.