Strengthen and Stretch! The 12 Moves All Runners Need to Do
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Yoga Pose 1: Wide-Legged Forward Bend C
What it does:
Stretches the lower back, hamstrings, calves, shoulders, and chest.
Stand with your feet about three to four feet apart. Engage your abs by drawing your navel toward your spine.
Interlace your fingers behind you. If you can, press the heels of your palms together in a double fist. Actively pull your hands away from your shoulders to increase the stretch in your chest.
Fold forward as you lift the arms overhead. Reach the top of your head toward the floor to lengthen the spine.
Breathe for five breaths, keeping weight forward into the toes.
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