While static stretching is needed to help maintain a full and fluid range of motion, Static stretches may not be ideal before exercise; especially where your best performance is required. It’s best to try Dynamic stretching before exercise. Dynamic stretches use an active muscle to stretch the opposing passive muscle groups. Dynamic stretches use sport-specific movement and commonly look like exercises you may already be familiar with. The best part is that Dynamic stretches may help decrease the chance of injury while keeping performance top notch.
Stretching: the Truth. Mark Kovacs explains the benefits of dynamic stretching: