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Saturday, January 05, 2013

I am very inflexible, so I am not a fan of many stretches. Since I started stretching regularly, it's gotten better, but I still have a long way to go. But in my Week 0 research, I researched good stretches for runners and I found the two best stretches ever.

One is a hip stretch (I love hip stretches!). Lay on your back with your left knee bent. Place your right ankle across your left knee and pull your left knee into your chest. Awesome.

The next one is even better. All you do is lay on your back with your butt against a wall and your legs in the air against the wall. In my inflexibility, I felt this stretch in my hamstrings, but overall it just relaxed everything and felt great.

Yay stretching! What are your favorite stretches?
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    Thanks for the reccomendations!
    My favorite so far is for the lower back... lay on your back and bring both knees up to your chest and hold
    But I will have to try the hip stretch and hamstring stretch against the wall.
    2234 days ago
    As a child, I was never able to do the splits - so humiliating in dance class. I just bought a foam roller and have been using that to help with stretching and lengthening my muscles. I also like the hammie stretch but do it standing up with my knee on my leg and push with my hand as I sit.
    2234 days ago
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