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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Stretching before/after running

What is a good list of stretches to do before taking a 20 - 30 minute light jog with some sprints thrown in? I'm getting some tightness towards the end all located at my calf muscles.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 09:37 AM
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Streching before lifting is counter productive and could cause injury if you are NOT warm. Cold stretching can lead to hurt/torn muscles. Warm up and then stretch.

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First read this article:

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/...7001-0,00.html

Then just put stretching in the search box and you'll find a few articles on stretching for runners.

Most likely (talking from experience here) you want to concentrate on stretching your achilles tendon.

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Streching before lifting is counter productive and could cause injury if you are NOT warm. Cold stretching can lead to hurt/torn muscles. Warm up and then stretch.
He's curious about running, not lifting

Warm up a little first, enough to get a light sweat.
Stretch calves, quads, groin, gluts, hip abductors, sides/ribs, abs, and shoulders.
You should have recovered enough from your warm up to be good to go by now.
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