I started running again and I need to get flexible ASAP
April 18, 2012 6:26 AM Subscribe
What is the fastest
and most effective way
to get limber/flexible again? I'm middle-aged and was a life-long runner until I switched to bicycling about 5 years ago. Biking didn't do it for me so I'm running again and training for a 10K that's only a month away. I never had any flexibility problems before but now my hamstrings and butt muscles are very tight. My stride's a lot shorter than it used to be and I'm having some minor back pain and stiffness that might be related to my tightness.
posted by 14580 to health & fitness (11 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I use to stretch carefully and even practiced some yoga long before it became fashionable. But right now I need a quicker fix with specific stretches or exercises if you've got them. I'm also willing to go to a massage therapist if it will really help. I don't want to stop running again but I also don't want to get hurt.