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  • Hamstring and Gluteal Stretch Helps Improve Your Running Form

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    This stretch will help loosen your upper hamstrings, along with your gluteal muscles (buttocks). Lie on your back. Bend your right knee towards your chest. Once your right knee is at your chest, put your arms around your right shin and bring it as close to your body as you are able to. Hold for…

  • Iliotibial Band Stretch Relieves Knee Pain

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    This stretch helps with a commonly neglected body part that many runners overlook: the iliotibial band (ITB). Perform it regularly before your run and it will alleviate pain in your knees. Sit on the floor and form a cow pose with your legs. Commonly used in yoga, the cow pose is formed when the inner…

  • What Type of Running Coach is Best for You?

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    Whether you are a seasoned runner or are new to the splendors of running or in search of a healthy new hobby, it is important to consider using a running coach. Before beginning with a coach, you should independently assess your running goals and the expectations that you would have of a coach. Those with…

  • Aqua Jogging or Water Running – What, Why and How?

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    Aqua Jogging or water running is a form of low-impact exercise that has been used as a method of rehabilitation for runners with injuries because it allows the muscles to exercise without interference from gravity. However, aqua jogging is not just for rehabilitation. Runners can substitute it a couple of days a week in lieu…

  • Strengthen Your Upper Body With The Upward Facing Dog Pose

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    The Upward Facing Dog Pose is meant to help you calm your nerves. It is also excellent for relieving pain, building stamina, strengthening the arms and chest, loosening stiff shoulders and to improve running posture. This pose is the opposite of the Downward Facing Dog, and it begins with you lying on your stomach. Bend…

  • The Back Scratch Exercise Helps Relieve Tension in Your Shoulders

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    Ever wondered why your shoulders ache after a long run? This is because your upper back and shoulders are too tensed up. The back scratch warmup exercise can help relax your back muscles before your run. While standing, reach one arm up and bend the elbow to pat your back. Reach your fingers down your…

  • The Groiner Exercise Helps Loosen Your Legs Before a Run!

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    Groiners can help to tone, strengthen and build endurance in your legs. It’s a great warmup exercise if you run daily and/or intend to run in a marathon. Get down on the floor in the pushup position. Lift one of your legs and move your foot as close to your hand as possible. Return to…

  • Supine Bridge Exercise Tightens Your Glutes and Strengthens Your Hips

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    The Supine Bridge Exercise is great for strengthening your lower back and pelvis, which prevents any imbalances that might cause you lower back pains. Lie down on your back, with your knees bent, almost like you would if you were to do crunches or sit-ups. Gently squeeze your glutes and gently lift your pelvis off…

  • The Lateral Lunge Warms Up Your Legs and Tones Your Thighs

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    The advantage of the lateral lunge exercise is to help you to tone your inner thighs, but it can also act as a good way to get your legs ready for your daily run. Spread your legs wide (farther than shoulder width apart). Move the first leg that you are going to start reps with…

  • Donkey Kick Exercise Firms Up Your Butt and Makes You a Stronger Runner!

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    Build muscle and strength in your glutes and lower back with the donkey kick exercise. Get onto the floor, with your stomach facing the floor and your knees bent. Next, bend 1 of your legs upwards away from your body, and that it is parallel to your body. Hold this pose for 2 seconds, and…

  • Support Your Spine with the Bird Dog Exercise

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    The Bird Dog Exercise helps improve muscle coordination and balance. This makes it easier to keep the spine stable for running and general everyday movement. It also helps tone the lower back, upper spine, hamstrings and glutes, while tighter abs also keep the spine supported. Instructions Begin on all fours with knees under the hips…