8 Dynamic Stretches for Runners

One doctor thinks static stretching is taboo before a long run. Another thinks dynamic stretching will tire you out.

Who's right?

The stretching debate—both pre- and post-workout—seems never-ending. For Deena Kastor, however, the answer is simple. After all, performing dynamic stretches before runs has helped Kastor become a three-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008) and set several American distance-running records.

"Dynamic flexibility has a dual purpose of making you more limber while also activating major muscle groups," she says. "This is a great way to wake up and limber up your body."

I had a chance to run with Kastor at the 2015 Mammoth Running Escape sponsored by Pear Sports. During the retreat, Kastor spent some time showing attendees her go-to stretches.

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