Strengthen and Stretch! The 12 Moves All Runners Need to Do
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Yoga Pose 2: Bent Standing Split
What it does:
Stretches the quads and hamstrings.
Stand with both feet together. Put weight into the left foot.
Bend your right knee, and hold onto it with the left hand, pulling the heel as close to your body as you can.
Fold forward to increase the stretch, resting your right hand on a bench, a block, or the ground if you can reach without pain.
Pull the knee as high as you can to intensify the quad stretch, holding for five breaths.
Rise up, and repeat this pose on the other side.
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