Whether you run on the trail or the treadmill, your feet and hip flexors become so tight it can be uncomfortable to walk. To ease the tension, here's a stretch you can do that will not only target your tootsies and the front of your hips, but will also stretch out your tight calves.
- Kneel on the ground and place your right toes on the wall as high as you can with your heel on the floor.
- Place your hands on the ground on either side of your front thigh and step your left leg back, coming into a low lunge with your left knee on the floor. Keep your left foot flexed so you can stretch out this foot as well.
- Gaze forward and press your hips forward to increase the stretch in your right foot and left hip flexor.
- Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.