Running Stretches for Back Muscles
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The hips help drive us forward and stabilize our landing while preventing excess side-to-side motion that could strain the back and cause leg injuries.
Leg Lifts: Lift your top leg up, lower, repeat 12 to 15 times each leg.
Kneeling Hip-Flexor Stretch: Lunge, keep upper body straight, front knee behind toes, and push hips forward. Hold 30 seconds each side.