A study published in September 2010 in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that static stretches performed before a workout, (Touching your toes, stretching hamstrings etc… may lower endurance performance and increase the energy cost of the workout. Static stretching can reduce muscle strength and muscle-tendon stiffness, which in turn impedes the training regimen . (Static stretching after the workout always! )
Dynamic movements such as light jumps build intensity before the actual event and prepare the body for peak performance. You want to engage in a dynamic warmup to help prepare your body to handle the demands of the exercise you’re about to put it through.
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