In this video, you will learn a series of static stretches to ease any strain in your thighs after running.
Make sure you check out our stretching video to make sure your whole body is cooled down after your running training!
Try these exercises after your run to prevent pain or stiffness in your thighs!
Your thigh muscles are put under a lot of strain when running.
In this video, you will learn how to stretch them correctly in order to avoid the risk of injury and improve your performance.
Bear in mind that static stretches should not be performed before you run, and should only be done at least two hours after your session.
We will see how to stretch the thigh muscles: the quadriceps and the hamstrings.
Firstly, the quadriceps.
These are the muscles at the fronts of the thighs.
Sit on your heels, knees on the ground.
Lean back and put your hands on the ground, with your fingers pointing backwards.
Slowly lift your pelvis.
Hold the position for at least 10 seconds, starting from when you first feel your quadriceps stretching.
Secondly, the hamstrings.
These are the muscles at the backs of the thighs.
Kneel down, then extend your left leg in front of you, keeping your right knee on the ground.
Lean your torso forward and downwards in order to touch the tip of your left foot with your left hand.
Grab the point of your foot in order to be well stretched.
Hold the position for 10 seconds, then switch to your right leg.
These stretches will allow you to make your hamstrings and quadriceps more supple so that they become stronger, improving your performance. Over to you!