Running tips: Post-run stretches

It’s important to stretch thoroughly after a run, focusing on the major muscle groups – quads, hamstrings, calves, and hips – that you have used.

Listen to your body and if a particular muscle feels tight, then spend some more time on it.

Here are some great stretches (hold each for 20-30 seconds):

● Standing or lying quad stretch - targets your quads

● Standing hamstring stretch - targets your hamstrings

● Standing pretzel stretch - targets your gluteus and piriformis

● Sumo squat stretch – targets your adductors

● Pigeon stretch – targets your hip flexors and gives your torso a good stretch

● Butterfly stretch – targets your hips and lower back

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