August 21, 2019

Post-Run Hamstring Stretch

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Post-Run Standing Hamstring Stretch

This standing hamstring stretch is easy post-run, since there’s no mat required. It also makes a nice transition from your cool-down heart rate to pre-exercise heart rate. Find anything stable about knee to hip-level high. Place your right foot up on the object. Your left knee should have a slight bend. Keep your hips squared forward. Lift your chest and hinge forward from your hips. Hold for 10-30 seconds, and then release. Next, lift your left foot up on the object. Lean forward, and then release.

 

*Consult your physician before exercise.

Lunge Stretch for Runners

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Lunge Stretch for Runners

Stretch your leg muscles with this Lunge Stretch: Begin kneeling on your right knee, with your left foot forward and flat. Place one hand on the floor on either side of your body for support, or place your hands on your hips. Let both hips fall forward, feeling a slight stretch in the front of your right hip and thigh. For more of a stretch lift your right knee up about two-three inches off of the floor. Hold for 10-30 seconds, then release. Repeat the stretch kneeling on your left knee, and your right foot forward and flat.

 

*Consult your physician before performing exercise.

Post-Workout Stretch

Get Fit Quick Tip:

Standing Hamstring and Low Back Stretch!

Begin standing. Place your right foot forward of your left about 2 feet and slightly wider than your hip. Keep both knees slightly bent. Bend forward slowly and place one hand on either side of your right leg for support. Another option is to place both hands on your right thigh for support. Tuck your chin into your chest. Hold for one deep breath, then release and return to a standing upright position. Repeat with your left foot forward.

This stretch is for those without injury or balance concerns.

 

*Consult your physician before performing exercise.