For best results, cool-down stretches should be passive, so youâll hold them for a while (as opposed to dynamic stretches before a workout, which you shouldnât hold for long). As a rule of thumb, she aim for six to eight deep breaths.
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The 8 Best Stretches to Do Before Running Nothing can derail your fitness goals like an injury. Running with muscles that are cold and not properly stretched can result in a muscle strain that keeps you off your feet -- and off the road or trail -- for