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6 Stretches Every Runner Should Do

How to Properly Stretch After You Run

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  • Great info! I am just beginning to run. These will help me out. - 7/29/2014 9:30:51 PM
  • LOVE all these stretches...when I 1st started running I didn't believe in stretches, then, I got hurt. My hips were hurting bad, I couldn't walk a step without my hips hurting. Went to the dr, recommended to see a physical therapist and all the stretches you see here are the same stretches I got recommended to do by my PT.
    Great job posting! - 7/22/2014 2:14:55 PM
  • I really like the piriformis stretches. It's the only stretch that helps my pirifomis syndrome. - 7/28/2013 9:47:25 AM
  • I was told in Health & Fitness class in college that you should do the stretches after you warm up and doing some of these at the end of your workout could cause injuries I would be careful about what you do after your workout. - 7/16/2013 7:21:19 PM
  • Love it - 6/24/2013 3:56:52 PM
  • I am going to try the hip stretch - never heard of it before but it sounds like it might really help! - 1/28/2013 2:31:40 PM
  • CLFJR2
    I am going to try these tomorrow for my first run ever. Its a 5 mile Turkey Trot. I will do a run through of these tonight. I am a little anxious about it. - 11/21/2012 6:49:16 PM
  • Best. Stretches. Ever. - 11/21/2012 6:54:47 AM
  • I am planning to become a runner (I think). Thanks for helping me do it safely! - 6/12/2012 9:48:49 AM
  • I started running for the first time last spring, and this article was a real help. I really love the feeling i get after doing these stretches after a (for me) long run. - 3/3/2012 1:53:21 PM
  • This was the best article for my minor complaints; my sciatic nerve & inner left thigh pain, & lower back pain. I try a few Yoga poses, child's pose, hero rising, up&down dog with a few others that I have practiced.

    The yoga Poses I saved from Sparkpeople were new & effective for me and I am having a time finding my saved Yoga stretches. Well, well, well, these photos w/ instructions work aokaydokey too. I saved them to my collection, I would like to add them, as well as those yoga stretches to a regular routine; at least a once weekly routine. Well, provided my allergies & other stressful ssituations will allow me. Does that make since? Anyway I need to Keep up with these, cause my tail bone aches in real bad weather and sometimes my tailbone aches just to ache, probably from injuries which are numerous. - 6/6/2011 3:49:50 AM

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