Tips for stretching before you run

May 16, 2013 Ryan Schuster

Before you run a marathon, or even go on a little jog, don't forget to do some light warmup stretches to help loosen up your muscles.

Stretching before you run videoWatch this video with some common stretches demonstrated by Jacinta Riedinger, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota wellness consultant.

Stretching is important before and after exercise, but Riedinger shares that some stretches might actually hurt, not help, your performance. Watch to find out some of the best stretches to get you ready for your run.

Also, don't forget to check out some more tips on proper hydration before going on your run.

What are your favorite running stretches?