If you love to run, but feel stiff, tired, or sore when you do, please keep reading.
Research finds that up to 80% of runners are injured every year. Most often it’s a pulled muscle, a tweaked tendon, or painful joints.
So how do you stay on the roads, feel great on your runs, and remain injury-free? Part of it is having a solid warm-up.
It’s tempting to shoot out the door at top speed or skip warming up in the interest of saving time.
But heading out cold and stiff is an easy way to get injured.
Warming up gives your muscles, bones, and joints a chance to loosen up; it gradually and gently brings up your heart rate and makes it easier to get into the rhythm you want to sustain so you can run—and finish—feeling fresh, smooth, and fast.
So what’s a good warm-up exercise?
Click below and learn from Physical Therapist Kearsten Fish PT DPT how to get the most out of your run.
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