Stretching after your runs can help improve your flexibility and may help with injury prevention. Here are some great running stretches. Click on the links to get the full instructions for each stretch.
Your calf muscles, or your lower leg muscles, will need a good stretch when you're done running. Here's what to do.
Your quadriceps (front thigh) muscles work hard when you're running, so they'll need a good stretch when you're finished. Here's what to do.
Your hip flexor muscles help lift your legs up during running, so they need a good stretch when you're finished with your run. Here's how to stretch your hip flexors.
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.
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.
This is a good move to stretch your hips and lower back.
This groin stretch, known as the butterfly stretch, stretches the inner thighs and groin area. Here's how to do it.