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Over 70 million individuals all over the world run competitively or recreationally, and there has recently been debate with regards to whether runners ought to be stretching before a run, or not at all. This
from Health Blog

Stretching Before Running Neither Prevents Nor Causes Injury

Over 70 million individuals all over the world run competitively or recreationally, and there has recently been debate with regards to whether runners ought to be stretching before a run, or not at all. This

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Dr. Schrank and the Sports Medicine Team at St. Charles Orthopedics recommend stretching both before and after your workout to improve #flexibility and prevent #injury.

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Always stretch before a work out, I learnt the hard way with my 30 day squat challenge! the pain afterwards is horrible and lasts for days if you don't prepare you're body!

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Stretching increases blood flow to the muscles to relieve this stiffness, lengthen muscles, and improve your flexibility for a greater range of motion.
from Cosmopolitan

8 Yoga-Inspired Poses to Soothe Sore Muscles

Stretching increases blood flow to the muscles to relieve this stiffness, lengthen muscles, and improve your flexibility for a greater range of motion.

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