How do I stretch out my hamstrings? This is a common question for new walkers or runners we see at our Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Clinic. If you have just begun walking or running as a new form of exercise, it is also likely a question you would like an answer for! Maintaining and improving flexibility while you are building strength and endurance in a fitness program is essential for optimal performance and preventing injury. The right stretches for the right muscles is key. The following 4 minute video produced by our therapists helps guide you through basic stretches for walkers and runners:
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Tip: Use your mobile device/phone to guide you through the stretches before and after each walk or run!