What stretches should I be doing and how should I be doing them? By Marathon Physio Lucy Macdonald


When should I be stretching?

Research shows that static stretching before or during running has no benefit and could increase injury risk so only do them at the end of your run.


What stretches should I be doing?

Here are the top five stretches you should do after you run, you can watch them for free at octopusclinic.com, just put the number into the search tool at the top:


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