Static stretches are a great way to improve flexibility, range of motion and reduce your risk of injury.
These should be performed after exercise when your muscles are still warm and supple. Stretching can be performed during or after a slow walk to help get rid of by products such as lactic acid caused by exercise.
Try to ensure you cover all these areas to ensure you have stretched the muscles you’ve just used on your run:
- Iliotibial band
- Lower back
Each stretch should be held for 30 seconds before changing sides or moving to the next.
Don’t know how to stretch these areas? Speak to one of our gym instructors next time you’re at Lords.
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