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.
|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.
What are your favorite stretches?