It is common for runners to concentrate training on endurance and strength whilst training, without the realisation of the importance of stretching muscles pre and post exercise. However, flexibility within muscles can have many positive effects including:
- Muscles being less prone to injury
- Quicker recovery time
- Increase in gains of strength/endurance
- Increase in range of movement
Stretching should always be done pre exercise after a 10 minute warm up, for example jogging. It is important that muscles are never stretched ‘cold,’ as this is ...