Thursday, August 9, 2007


Stretching is an important aspect of the runners training schedule. If done regularly and properly, a good stretching routine helps maintain flexibility, which, in turn, helps prevent injury. Two common questions about stretching are generally when? and how? Stretching should be done when the body is warmed up. A good routine to follow is to run anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes, slowly, then stretch. At this point, you are ready for your workout. Stretching cold muscles can lead to tears, strains and pulls. There are many ways to stretch. You can probably find several different stretches for each body part. Some will work for you, some will not. Two good stretching routines for runners are #1 and #2.

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