3 Back and Hip Exercises for Runners


Key function 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.

Quick fix A Leg lifts: Lift your top leg up, lower, repeat 12 to 15 times each leg.

B Kneeling hip-flexor stretch: Lunge, keep upper body straight, front knee behind toes, and push hips forward. Hold 30 seconds each side.

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