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The Quickest Way to Warm Up Before a Run

Apr 21 2014 - 5:12pm

Tight hips and hamstrings are a common runner's complaint, and while doing some mountain climbers [1] or jumping jacks is a great warmup before a run, they don't do much to slowly open up those tight areas. Here's a fun yoga move called Circling Three-Legged Dog that will loosen up tight hips and hamstrings while increasing circulation to the legs, ankles, and feet.

Source: Louisa Larson Photography [2]

If you loved this move, here's another Down Dog variation called Down Dog to Tuck-Toe Up Dog [5], which is great for warming up the hamstrings, calves, lower back, and shoulders.

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