Originally Posted by Roperchick
idk. Its what our squad leader told us. He's a huge work out buff and he said if you do alot of stretching before a run its actuallly worse for you...so doing things like jog in place, or the preperation drills we do for PRT is better....
Originally Posted by Tennessee
What my Petty Officers have us do is VERY light stretching before we run to get our blood flowing and open up the joints a little. But honestly, the majority of our stretching is done after our PT session.
Yeah that's what I do, Tennessee..
I've been told stretching is bad but from my experience it truly helps me. It helps to loosen my lower back muscles before I work them. If I don't stretch then it really strains them.
I do it very slowly and stay stretched for long periods of time.
Just with everything you do to your body, be careful.