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DYNAMIC STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS

DYNAMIC STRETCHES USE CONTROLLED MOVEMENTS TO IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION AND LOOSEN YOUR MUSCLES. THEY ALSO INCREASE YOUR HEART RATE AND BODY TEMPERATURE AND ENCOURAGE BLOOD FLOW, AIDING RECOVERY

BODY BLAST

Preparation

The beauty of this dynamic stretches circuit is that, as well as the fitness and strength benefits, it can be performed almost anywhere and without any equipment. It will be most effective if performed directly before your run.

WALKING LUNGE WITH HIP FLEXOR STRETCH

A walking lunge coupled with a slightly longer lunge – a lean forwards towards the front leg and a lean back – stretches the quads, hip flexors and calves, and strengthens your quads, hamstrings and glutes, too.

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Discover the healing power of running with the March issue of Women’s Running, on sale 25 January. Find out how running can help treat depressive disorders, clear the mind and manage stressful life situations. And hear from women who have experienced these benefits for themselves, such as cover star Charlie Watson, who shares how running – and blogging – has helped her to manage stress and anxiety. Keen to start running but daunted by the prospect of having to run for miles without a break? Discover Jeff Galloway’s hugely successful Run Walk Run training method, which has helped thousands to start running, stay injury free and even qualify for the Boston Marathon. We’ve got all things marathon training covered in this issue, too. You’ll find three 12-week training plans for beginner, intermediate and experienced marathoners, as well as expert advice on getting marathon fit on reduced mileage. Plus, don’t miss our recipes for delicious, homemade fuelling snacks or our leg-focused strength-training workout, both supporting your stamina and strength, whatever your training goals.
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