We frequently get the question of: What stretches should I do before versus after a run? No one solution is right for everyone and every situation, but a dynamic cool down is very appropriate for after a run when your muscles are very warmed up, but have shortened from repetitive use.
This quick one to two minute routine should reduce the soreness, stiffness, and tightness you feel after a run. Muscles only know how to shorten and this happens over and over with running, we have to make them lengthen through their full range.
In this video, demonstrates a quick 1 minute stretch routine to be done to stretch the thighs and hips - that is - glutes, quads, hamstrings, and hip flexors after a run. (Note: you will need to stretch the calves/gastroc/soleus separately).
Happy trails and happy stretching!
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