Do you stretch before activity? If so, do you follow a different strategy for warm up?

Johnny W.
I like to stretch before and after. My stretching before focuses on the body part I will be work out and they’re usually a bit more fast paced (kind of like exercise stretching). After my routine I do a much more relaxed and slow process, focusing A LOT on deep breaths and poses that will stretch out the area I worked out. I also focus on my back neck area because they hold a lot of tension and give me aches.

Mary Z.
Yes I do. I stretch every morning and before each workout plus the occasional yoga session and that’s the amount of stretching I do. I do however feel like I need to increase the amount of stretching I do since my body has gotten kind of stiff here and there.

Lily X.
Yes, but not for so long. My main issue is being lazy about it. Normally i do each stretching move for 10-15 seconds. But i feeel that stretching can be addictive. So especially after a good excersize i stretch.

Roseli Z.
No need for contemplation. ALWAYS
ALWAYS
ALWAYS
STRETCH BEFORE AND AFTER EXCERCISE
CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH.
Stretching helps unimaginably with injury prevention, and only takes five minutes to do. Make sure you do so. A proper cool down is also underrated. Make sure to get on the treadmill and walk slowly or do something very light, a clear step down in intensity from your prior activity in order to cool down, just as you warmed up.

Juliane E.
I use the foam roller and some Pilates exercises to stretch in the morning to get the body prepared for the day. I need to improve on consistency though.

William A.
Yes, stretching before activity is important, although if I'm going to do a more vigorous workout then I try and do dynamic stretches.

Clyde P.
No, I do not stretch before exercise. Perhaps I should but I do not and my personal trainer is not saying that I should. But I do stretch for one minute, each day, as a quick break and to energize.

Elias Z.
No, I don't stretch before exercise. My routine for working out is to do a warm then exercise and finish with stretching to cool down.

Ivanilda P.
I stretch by starting whatever I’m doing in a gentle way or for my strength exercises, I get ready by warming up with some light cardio.