3 Best Leg Stretches for Runners.

If, like me, you spend a lot of time running, you’ve probably noticed tightness in your legs. Runners have notoriously tight leg muscles – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

In fact, if – through stretching – you’re able to increase your flexibility, you’ll likely see improved results on the treadmill or track. With an improved range of motion, you’ll take longer strides!

There are any number of great leg stretches, but I put together this video with three of my favorites. Just make sure you warm up before trying any of these at home; warmed up muscles stretch better and more safely.

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Comments

  1. We do that first stretch at my yoga class sometimes ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. christopher says:

    these three leg stretches are no doubt yoga-inspired.are there any circuit type machines that are good for stretching as well.-thanx.

    • Unless you are talking about specially designed stretch apparatus, no circuit machines do stretching. To the contrary the are designed for the sole purpose of building muscle.

  3. Where do you get your shorts?

  4. I wouldn’t be stretching cold in front of the TV. Best time to stretch is right after your run or workout.