Coaches Shilpa and Bala discuss all things Stretching.
Stretching as the name suggests is literally pulling apart muscles.
Static stretching before the run is pointless. It neither warms up your muscles nor remove any accumulated toxins nor lengthen your muscles just before the run for better mobility!
Dynamic stretching is the way to go as it enhances nerve muscle coordination to activate all key running muscles and bring it to play
Static stretching after a run is recommended to release any accumulated tensions in the body