When it comes to running, it is imperative we prepare the body for the work it will be doing — this doesn’t matter whether it’s a short or long run.
Here are a couple examples of some exercises that you can do to prep the body for your run:
Start with a short walk and move into:
This drill aims to develop lower-leg strength, while encouraging knee lift and improving an efficient foot strike.
Lateral Lunge Switch
This is a dynamic stretch to help warm up the glutes, hamstrings, quads and inner thighs.
Inchworm to Press Up
This drill aims to warm up the hamstrings, as well as focusing on full body mobility.
This drill aims to warm up the hamstrings, and activate your shoulder and core.
This drill aims to warm up your legs and wake up fast twitch muscles!
Remember that you know your body best — so, if it feels tight or needs to be warmed up in a specific way, listen to it and take an intuitive approach to your warm up.
If you’d like to watch a demonstration of these stretches, you can do here.
Happy Running Everyone!