28 Feb '15, 1am

3 Flexibility Tests for Runners:

3 Flexibility Tests for Runners:

See how you stand up against these flexibility standards and learn how to improve if you fall short. The overwhelming desire to hit the shower immediately post-run and pass on a few minutes of stretching may detrimentally impact your performance going forward. Although holding a few toe touches after a run may not seem like much, a detailed stretching protocol focusing on your specific needs can help restore length to muscles that have naturally grown tight throughout your run and normal daily activities. To gain flexibility, it’s important to include a few key stretches at the end of your workout. Use the following flexibility tests to help determine where you need to focus some extra time. Pencil Test How to Do It: Hold a pencil in one hand. Stand with your feet about hip width apart and your hands both hanging loosely down at your sides. Pretend the pencil is an hour ha...

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