Static stretching is used to gradually lengthen a muscle. It’s effective after exercise or alone, but should not normally be done before exercise. Static stretching is composed of techniques that stretch the muscle to the point of discomfort, holding the stretch for around 30 seconds.
In this demonstration, Trainer Marzia Prince shares the runner’s pose static stretch. This is a fantastic stretch for the hip flexor, glutes, hamstrings, and lower back. Stretching helps keep you flexible, helps improve balance and overall fitness, and can even help relieve tension and stress.