I received a question a few weeks ago about stretching and whether it is important to stretch before exercise or if it is better to do so after finishing a workout. I would like to add to my answer that ballistic stretching before exercise is important. This is done by stretching with movement. So, warm up/stretch with neck rolls, big arm circles, high knees, butt kicks, and strides. These things are important and I perform a routine of these stretches ALWAYS before a race, a track workout, a hard workout...and sometimes I do them FOR my workout. After the workout it's important to static stretch or do yoga.
Okay, there...I feel better.