6 Quick & Easy Post-Run Stretches for the Time Poor Runner

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Busy? Time poor? Find yourself hardly ever stretching? Yep, join the club.

Below, in no particular order, are 6 key post-run (or pre) stretches that are ideal for preventing injuries and keeping you out on the roads.

  • Hip Flexor Stretch

For those of us who sit at desks all day, or who run a lot, this is vital. Don’t do it regularly and you are just asking for an injury.

For a more deep stretch and to stretch out the quads as well, pick your ankle up and pull it towards your buttocks.

Hip Flexor Stretch
Hip Flexor Stretch
  • Calf Stretch

A well-known calf stretch for a reason. It is damn good. Make sure you do this one a lot after any speed or hill session.

Calf Stretch
  • Quad Stretch

Hard to find a runner who doesn’t know this stretch. Doing it on a regular basis can help prevent ITB, hip, knee & numerous other pains.

Quad stretch
  • Hamstring/Calf Stretch

So so important for so many reasons, not just hamstring health but all that comes secondary to the hamstring such a lower back issues.  As a bonus place the towel/band over your toes and push your toes down to get an incredibly good calf stretch as well.

Hamstring/Calf Stretch
  • Back Stretch

If you have ever had a bad back you know how debilitating it can be, and how sudden the pain can occur.  It is a wise investment to keep your back flexible. It doesn’t take long.

Back stretch
  • Glute Stretch

This should probably be number 1 on this list. We all seem to have tight glutes these days. Doing this stretch daily helps you avoid a vast number of problematic injuries.

Glute Stretch

By Tristan Ferris. MD. – Runner’s Tribe