Monday, May 23, 2011

Muscles Used When Running

Do you ever think about the muscles you use when you run? More importantly, do you know which muscles require stretching and warming up when you prepare to run?

This post on the Running Runners blog reminds you of the primary muscle areas used in running and how to stretch and warm them up.

Three primary muscle areas are used in running - lower back, calf and Achilles tendon and the hamstring. Check out how you can make sure to properly stretch and warm these muscles up prior to a run. These tricks will help you avoid soreness and injury following your runs.

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