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Upper Body Stretch for Runners

written by runnergirl training

You may not think that runners need to have a flexible upper body. The entire body transfers energy when running. An overly tight upper body can easily degrade running mechanics. Check out the following 4 stretches to stay flexible!Chest muscles can become overly tight & pulled forward as a result of sitting at a computer or desk. An excellent stretch to reverse this is to stand at a wall or doorway with one arm bent at 90 degrees, to the side and rest your forearm on the doorway. Take a step forward and you should feel the stretch through the chest. Repeat on the other side. Hold for 20-30 seconds. 

Neck muscles can become tight and short during the day and cause even more tension when running. To lengthen neck muscles look straight ahead and drop your neck to the side as if your ear could touch your shoulder. Repeat both sides. Hold for 20-30 seconds.

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