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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About the Author

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.

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?

    Jae Gruenke April 22, 2014

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

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