5 Stretches for Runners
Sports and nature are an inseparable combination in Tirol’s Sports & Vitality Park. In the beautiful landscape around Lake Achensee sporting activities are even more fun. If you want to burn off some energy on one of the region’s countless running routes, you should not forget to stretch your muscles regularly.
What you should bear in mind when stretching
A cold muscle does not forgive mistakes; this also applies to stretching. The muscle should be warmed up slightly before stretching. Proper exercising: The execution of the exercises should not hurt. The optimal position is reached when a slight stretch can be felt in the muscle you want to stretch.
Don’t rush: Jerky and tugging movements should be avoided. Instead, start stretching slowly until you feel the desired stretch. Then hold for a few seconds and slowly release.
Take it easy: Calm breathing helps to relax the body.
Timing: Choosing the right time for stretching is essential.
One thing is certain, however: Stretching immediately before the run is counterproductive.
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