You might as well run your car without oil and see how long it lasts.
Warming up properly before exercise is incredibly important. Not only does it help reduce injury, it will also improve your performance.
Are you the stretch-and-go type?
Save the static stretching for after the workout! Sitting and touching your toes or getting a quick calf stretch before going for a run is just not going to cut it. Static stretching (holding a stretch for 10+ seconds) actually weakens your muscles/tendons before exercise and decreases power output. While some static stretching is OK before exercise, save the majority for after a workout to increase flexibility when the muscles are nice and warm.
What should you do?
First -Dynamic Stretching
Move the muscles through their full range of motion under light tension.
Example: Overhead squats, Single leg good mornings, inch-worms, lunges, All-Americans. Not sure what these are? Stop in to Elevate and I’ll show you a few.