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INJURY-PROOF YOUR BODY

(PART THREE)

Although you may not immediately think of your back when you think of running-related injuries, you would be surprised how often a weak or badly supported back is the root cause of problems you may have thought were centred elsewhere. Pain right down the legs, across the shoulders, and even headaches can come from issues in your back. Use these exercises to correct your posture, support your spine and banish back problems from your running.

SETS & REPS

Perform three sets of 10-15 repetitions. Hold the stretches twice for 20 to 30 seconds.

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