Tight leg muscles might not be a bad thing for running. It’s important that you avoid stretching before running as tight leg muscles may improve….
Outlining the stretches for runners that cause injuries, not prevents them.
More research validates why runners should ditch their pre-run stretching routines.
To date, no evidence exists to back claims that stretching exercises for running improves performance or prevents injury.
Feeling stiff? Well if you are, static stretches aren’t the answer. It turns out that static stretching exercises before a run spoils performance, especially in young runners
Are static stretching exercises before running a bad thing? A new study found that pre-run static stretching impaired pace strategy and neuromuscular variables, increased muscle activation, and resulted in a higher rating of perceived exertion in well-trained distance runners.
Running warm up exercises is better than stretching before a run in preventing injuries and improving movement and pace efficiency.
Forefoot runners should avoid stretching before running as there’s no solid evidence on how much flexibility is needed to stay injury-free.