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.