Post Run Static Stretching Routine

After the half last month, I somehow developed a nagging little ankle-bitter of an injury which after asking my fantastic IG/Social Media friend was quickly diagnosed and corrected and it all came down to lack of stretching. As a certified personal trainer, tout the benefits of stretching for injury prevention and increased mobility but I wasn’t practicing what I preached.  It took this little nagging injury to get me back on the stretching bandwagon and I’ve really gotten into a routine.

I’ve created post-run stretching routine taking advantage of static static stretching that really helps me target all the areas that feel tight after a run.  I wanted to share it with you in case you’re looking for some ideas. This routine covers head to toe, and the objective is to hold each stretch for approximately 30-60 seconds at just a slightly challenging point allowing the muscle to release and relax.

Static Stretching Routine
Hold Each Stretch for 30-60 seconds

As you can probably see, my stretching is never done alone.  I almost always have at least one workout buddy. So I couldn’t help showing you a couple of the photos that didn’t quite make the cut.

Static Stretching

What are your favorite stretches?

Comments

  1. says

    I’ve been neglecting my upper body stretches lately and man can I feel it. I’m always telling others to stretch and need to take my own advice. I love my foam roller too! Deborah @ Confessions of A Mother Runner

  2. says

    Thanks for this Katie! I’ll definitely be adding some of your stretches into my routine…especially the upper body one. I always focus on my legs. And I LOVE the pics with your little man in them! SO cute! My youngest son likes to stretch with me too!

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