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Stretches for Runners

Stretching is the one of the most important things runners can do to protect their bodies from injury. Get information on how to stretch different body parts and tips for the proper way to stretch.

All About Running and Stretching
Get information on stretching for runners, including when to stretch, tips for stretching, and stretches for runners.

Head-to-Toe Running Stretches
Stretching after your runs can help improve your flexibility and may help with injury prevention. Here are some great running stretches.

Video: 5 Stretches for Runners
Keep your body flexible, injury-free, and performing at its best with these simple stretches for runners.

Hamstring Stretch for Runners
Your hamstring muscles, which run down the back of the leg from the pelvis to the lower leg, are prone to injury, so it's very important to stretch them. Here's how to do a hamstring stretch.

Hip Flexor Stretch for Runners
Your hip flexor muscles help lift your legs up during running, so they need a good stretch when you're finished with your run.

Calf Stretch for Runners
Your calf muscles work hard when you're running, so they'll need a good stretch when you're done. Here's how to do a calf stretch.

Quadriceps Stretch
Your quadriceps (front thigh) muscles work hard when you're running, so they'll need a good stretch when you're done. Here's how to do a quad stretch.

Hip and Back Stretch for Runners
This stretch works your lower back and hip area.

Groin Stretch for Runners
This groin stretch, known as the butterfly stretch, stretches the inner thighs and groin area.

Arms and Abs Stretch for Runners
This move is great for stretching your arms and obliques, or side abdominals.

Triceps Stretch
You use your upper body when you're running, so it's important to stretch your arms when you've finished your run. Here's how to stretch your triceps, the muscles on the back of your upper arm.

Tips for Stretching
Stretching is the one of the most important things runners can to prevent injuries. Follow these tips to make sure you're doing it correctly.

How To Warm Up and Cool Down
All of your runs should start with a warm-up and end with a cooldown. Find out why they're important and how to do them properly.

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