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How to Warm Up Tight Hips Before a Run

Apr 8 2014 - 10:10am

Getting the blood flowing is one reason to warm up before a run, but you also want to slowly open up tight areas to avoid injury and to make running feel easier and more comfortable. Since tight hips and quads are a common complaint, give this yogic warmup a try before your next run. Aside from opening up the hips, it'll also target the shoulders and get the core fired up.

If you loved warming up with this yoga move, here's another Down Dog variation called Down Dog to Tuck-Toe Up Dog [4], which is great for warming up the hamstrings, calves, lower back, and shoulders. If your hips and hamstrings need more love, try this Circling Down Dog [5].

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