Do you have a favorite stretching exercise for running? Have you discovered a great stretch that you do regularly that keeps you injury-free, fast and flexible? Share your stretching tips and tricks or a favorite running stretch with the rest of us. Share A Favorite Stretch
It Band Stretching is Essential
- I get IT band pain when I run downhill and the only thing that has worked is to be consistent with a simple IT band stretch. I like the one you do standing, crossing one foot over the other and leaning sideways. It's easy and I don't forget to do it. I usually add a standing groin stretch at the same time to keep things balanced. It works great.
- —Guest Lisa
Hamstrings, hamstrings, hamstrings
- Runners are notorious for having tight hammies. I stretch mine daily and haven't had any injuries or tightness in years. Just go slow and don't bounce!
- —Guest Marcus