Holding a stretch for 30 seconds isn't the only way to improve your flexibility - it's just the way a lot of us are used to. Dynamic stretching is another approach, combining gentle stretches with movements that often challenge your balance or strength as well.
That combination makes dynamic stretching perfect for before a strength or cardio workout, since you'll finish your stretching warmed up and ready to go. If you hate stretching or find it boring, definitely give dynamic stretches a try. Here's one of our favourite routines:
There are a ton of possible moves, so if you don't love the ones above - or if you've tried them and want some variety - this video below has a different assortment:
Give dynamic stretching a try if you haven't already. How are you doing at this, the halfway point of the March flexibility challenge?