Exercise! - Stretching tips? feeling so stiff...

10-26-2011, 10:34 AM
I've recently upped my walking/running to between 4-7 miles per workout, (from doing 2-3 per workout). I'm not really having any endurance issues, but I feel so stiff the next day :( Is it because I'm not stretching/warming up enough? Any tips about this- what do you do prior to your workout?

10-26-2011, 05:35 PM
Do you stretch afterwards? From everything I've read, stretching before is pretty much useless. Stretching afterwards, however, is crucial. I stretch for a minimum of 5 full minutes after every run. I was always stiff the next day when I didn't stretch, now I have no problems.

10-27-2011, 09:47 AM
These are great stretches... (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_1/126.shtml) I do 5, 7,8,9. and 10...

10-29-2011, 11:59 AM
i never used to stretch but after running i always make sure i do. i think it really makes a difference!