Stretching gently after running – Runners World video offers some advice

Stretching gently after running – Runners World video offers some advice

The runners are out now in full force, now that the weather is getting warmer. Our advice is simple, foam roll prior to a run to improve flexibility and form, gently stretch afterwards to help with the healing and recovery process. Years ago, everyone stretched prior however, about 30 years ago, a group called SPRI from Illinois and Robert Gagda, in his book total body training challenged this philosophy by calling for pre run exercises. Our recommended routine prior to a run includes the following:

Foam Roll is stiff prior to warming up

Warm up doing

1. Hip extensions

2. Lateral leg raises

3. Core regimen such as roman chair, sit-ups, bridges, etc.

4. Calf raises.

5. Push-ups.

6. Balance on each leg 30 seconds.

Then run

End with Stretches as recommended by Runners World

Check out this advice from Runners World regarding after run stretching here