The quadriceps muscles (your thighs) are one of the largest muscle groups in the body, and they play a major part when you’re running. It’s important to stretch your thighs before a run to prevent cramping!
- Kneel down on the floor.
- Move your back slowly towards the direction of your heels.
- Be sure to keep your arms to the side and hold this pose for 15 seconds. Be careful with your knees and do not overstretch.
- Repeat 1 to 2 times.
When combined with the hamstring stretch [insert URL for “Hamstring Stretch Exercise Limbers You Up Before a Run!”], your legs will be relaxed before your run, reducing chances of injury.