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The Best Stretches to Do After a Run, According to a Physical Therapist


Writer: REBECCA PARSONS | Outlet: Men's Journal

Original Post: https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/best-stretches-to-do-after-a-run-according-to-a-physical-therapist/

 

If you run regularly, you’re no stranger to tight, sore muscles and the occasional injury. In addition to regular strength training coupled with proper nutrition and sleep, the right stretches after a run can help your muscles cool down and get ready for your next workout.

 

Despite popular belief, there isn’t a lot of research that supports stretching before a run, according to physical therapist Corey Rovzar, Ph.D. In some cases, it can actually impact performance.

 

“Stretching after a run is great, though, because you’ve already put in those miles and it’s more of a recovery,” says Rovzar. “It should always be done gently. Just a nice, light stretch that should feel good and help assist those muscles as they cool down a bit.”

  1. Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch
  2. Thread The Needle
  3. Seated Hamstring Stretch
  4. Quad Stretch
  5. Calf Stretch
  6. Seated Hip & IT Band Stretch
  7. Pigeon Stretch