November 20, 2017

Add this stretch into your workout plan

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Quad Stretch!

Do this quad stretch at the end of your workout to stretch the front of your thigh and hip. Stand up straight. Bend your right knee and lift your right heel behind your body, toward your low back. Hold your foot with your right hand. Keep your torso straight and shoulders down and back. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Next, bend your left knee and lift your left heel behind your body, toward your low back. Hold your foot with your left hand for 10 seconds, then release.

 

*Consult your physician before beginning exercise.


Stretch It Out

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Seated Hamstring Stretch

After your run is a great time to stretch out your lower body. Begin seated. Extend your right leg straight out in front of you. Bend your left knee and place your left foot on the inside of your right knee. Lift your chest and bend forward from your hips. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat with your left leg straight out in front of you, with your right knee bent.

 

*Consult your physician before beginning exercise.

 

After-Running Stretch

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Mid-Foot Stretch!

After your next run, do this stretch to ease sore feet and tired legs. Here’s how:

Place the ball of your foot on a object about 4 inches off the floor such as a curb, foam roller or small step. Keeping your heel on the ground and ankle straight, slowly transfer your weight onto the ball of your foot. You should feel a slight stretch along the bottom of your foot. Hold for 10-30 seconds, then release.

*Consult your physician before beginning exercise.