The One Stretch All Runners Should Be Doing Before They Run
Warm-ups don’t need to be long, and I usually give all the runners that come to see me in the clinic a bespoke 2-3 minute warm up that is specific to their bodies. But if there’s one stretch I’d like to see all runners doing on a regular basis it’s this quad stretch.
This quad stretch is superior to the usual ‘pull heel to bum’ stretch that a lot of other runners do because in this position, the opposite leg is in a flexed position – just like it will be when you run. This puts the pelvis in a much better position and helps to drive a much better stretch on the stretching leg.
Watch the video below to see the stretch, and give it a try and let us know how you get on!
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