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Warm up before running

Dynamic stretches for runners: 9 exercises to do before a run

The warm up is essential before any run as it prepares your body for the run ahead. A proper warm up will raise your body temperature and increase blood flow to your muscles, therefore making you less susceptible to injury and muscle soreness after your run. Dynamic stretching is a key part of a warm …

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5 dynamic hip flexor stretches for runners + how to do them

Your hip flexors are the most important muscles in your body to keep you running strong. Hip flexors maintain mobility, stability and strength of other muscles. As such, they are key supporting muscles. For runners, your hip flexors are the main muscles to stretch and strengthen to avoid common running injuries. When your hip flexors …

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How to prevent running injuries: 4 powerful habits every runner must know

One of the most annoying things as a runner is when you get injured. If you’re looking tips on how to prevent running injuries from happening in the first place, then this post has got you covered! We runners are always on the lookout for ways to prevent those pesky running injuries. You’re running each …

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How to warm up properly before a 5k race: The essential 5k warm up routine

A warm up is integral to any race – whether you’re running a 5k, 10k or half marathon. As with any race distance, it’s important to warm up properly before a 5k race to avoid injury and set yourself up for success. But what exactly should you be doing as part of the warm up …

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