Warm Up Exercise Before Running

How to stretch your glutes before going for a run. See this video for a way to help protect your lower back from pain and injury.

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Exercise step by step

  1. Objective: Stretching the gluteal muscles to relieve discomfort caused by swayback.
    Important before sports that involve rapid, explosive starts (e.g.).

    Stretching of gluteal muscles diagram - Elastoplast
  2. Starting Position: Stand at a wall in a stepping position and with your lower arm pressed against it at a 90° angle.

    Stand at wall in stepping position - Elastoplast
  3. Movement: From your sternum slowly lean your entire body forwards until you feel a pull in the pectoral muscles. Hold this position for 20–30 seconds, then change sides. Repeat 3 times.

    Slowly learn body forwards position - Elastoplast
Practice this exercise before sports that involve rapid, explosive starts (e.g.)
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Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.

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