7 Important Stretches to do after Running ...


We all seem to focus on cardiovascular workouts but let’s not forget some of the most important stretches to do after running, biking or any other form exercise. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to not only stretch before, but also after vigorous exercise. It helps improve your flexibility, posture, blood supply to muscles and range of motion. So if you are a big fan of running, here are some simple stretches to do after running long or short distances.

1. Calf Stretch

Your calf muscles work really hard when you are running, which is why it is so crucial to give them a nice stretch right after you are done. One of the most popular calf stretches to do after running is the wall stretch. All you have to do is place both hands on a wall with your arms extended, then lean against the wall with one leg bent forward and the other extended back. With the extended leg, try to keep your knee straight and foot facing forward, firmly planted against the ground.

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