Two More Key Pre-Run Warm Up Moves

By Jae Gruenke | Injury Recovery

Apr 19

My quick warm up before running consists of three key moves. I shared the first with you last week — my dynamic calf stretch. This week I’ll show you video of the other two. These three exercises plus 5-10 minutes of walking (ideally 10 but sometimes I’m in a rush) lengthen and activate all the necessary muscles and lubricate the joints. Then I’m good to go, with healthy form from the first step.

Give them a try and leave a comment letting me know how you felt.

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Jae Gruenke, GCFP, is a running technique expert and Feldenkrais Practitioner. Known as a “running form guru,” she is the Founder and CEO of The Balanced Runner™ in New York City and The Balanced Runner UK. She has helped runners from beginner to Olympian improve their form to become pain-free, economical, and fast.

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SCOTT FORRESTER April 20, 2014

very nice and nicely demonstrated.

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Chris Fielding April 21, 2014

Hi Jae – really useful. In the second exercise when you put your weight onto one foot, where is the weight resting. Is it ball of the foot, heel or both?

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    Jae Gruenke April 22, 2014

    Good question, Chris. The weight is on the whole foot — heel as well as forefoot.

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