Three Post-Run Stretches
Fight that tight feeling after a run with these three basic stretches. These movements can be done anywhere without any equipment and target the major muscles you use while running.
Stand on your right leg and begin flexing at your knee, raising your left foot backwards. Grab your left foot with your left hand, pulling toward your glutes. Keep your body upright and knees together while focusing on the stretch through your quad. Hold for 15-20 seconds and repeat on the opposite side.
Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
Step your right foot forward from a kneeling position to a 90-degree angle. Place your right hand on your right hip and your left hand on top of your left quad. Keeping your left knee on the floor, press your hips forward. Hold for 30 seconds, breathing comfortably.
Sit on a mat with your right leg extended and your left leg bent and foot against your inner thigh. Lean forward from your hips, reaching toward your ankle. Hold for 20 seconds before repeating on the opposite side.
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