Do This, Not That (Stretching Edition) (22 Photos)
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By: Pat | February 10, 2015

Find out what Dynamic stretches you should DO before your run and which Static Stretches to AVOID before your next run.


DON'T
Quad Stretch




DO
Butt Kicks




DON'T
Butterfly Stretch




DO
Dynamic Groin Stretch -Start with feet hip distance apart and get into squat position. In a controlled manner, bound directly sideways to your left. Be sure to land softly, holding your hands together in front of your body for stabilization. Alternate bounding from side to side.




DON'T
Quad Stretch




DO
Leg Hug




DON'T
This Hip Flexor Stretch




DO
Walking Lunge




DON'T
Knee to Chest




DO
High Knees




DON'T
Seated Twist




DO
Spiderman Stretch - Get in push-up position, but keep your legs shoulder width apart. Place your left foot on the outside of your left hand, slightly bending your right leg to make the stretch. Drive the hips forward as your glute fires. Then either bring the left foot back and switch sides or, if you have room, walk your hands forward and bring your right foot up to the outside of your right hand, essential "crawling" forward through the routine.




DON'T
Calf Drop




DO
High Skips - Drive your leg up and out. Alternate Legs




DON'T
Static Hamstring Stretch




DO
Dynamic Alternating Toe Touches




DON'T
Wall Stretch




DO
Toe Walks - Walk with your calves flexed




DON'T
Lying Hamstring




DO
Toy Soldier - Walk with one foot in front of the other extending the leg.




DON'T
Hip Abductor Stretch




DO
Leg Swings



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