Do your feet and legs a favor. Post run stretching will speed up recovery and help your body recover faster.
Try these essential recovery stretches.
Seated Hamstring Stretch:
This seated stretch is helpful to loosen tight hamstrings from your run. Sit with your right leg extended in front of you, with your foot flexed. Place the bottom of your left foot against your right thigh, and lead forward. Ideally you should try to grab the bottom of your right foot. Hold for thirty seconds and switch legs.
This stretch targets tight hip flexors, making it an essential stretch for runners to boost recovery. Begin by kneeling on the floor, and extend your right leg straight behind you. Your left thigh should remain parallel to the floor. Feel free to lean back or arch your back to accentuate the stretch. Hold for thirty seconds and switch legs.
Kneeling Quad Stretch:
Kneel on the floor directly in front of a wall, your toes should be pointed so they are up the wall. Extend your right leg straight out in front of you. This kneeling version of the standing quad stretch for runners intensifies the stretch in your thigh. Hold for thirty seconds and switch legs.
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