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As Marathon enthusiasts, flexibility of the entire body, specially those strong legs that carry you through the finish lines. But sometimes, we need few more workouts than a the warm-ups.

Before you head out, take out the yoga mat and activate your knees and glutes for a good run for the day :

1. Leg Extension

  • Lie down with your back  with your arms parallel to your body
  • Bring your knees up, keeping your feet to the ground
  • Keeping the core strength involved, raise your hips and glutes
  • Extend out your right leg upwards, keeping shoulder and toes aligned.
  • Bring the leg down to bent position and try the other leg
  • his counts as 1, try 10 more in 1 rep, 3 reps in total

2. Marching Hip-Bridge

  • Initiate the bridge pose and bring your knees up, pulling it towards your stomach
  • Bring it down and alternate with the other leg.
  • Try for 10 counts in 3 reps

3. Clam Shell

  • Lie on right your side and prop your head over your palms
  • Bend your right and left leg out to the same side, letting the left feet rest on the other
  • Raise your left leg.  while bent and bring down again
  • Repeat the process for 10 rounds in 3 reps

4. Side Lying Quad Stretches

  • Lie on your side similar to the previous exercise, bending your knees front
  • Reach the top leg back and use your free hand to grab the toes of the raised leg
  • Stretch out your frontal body out in this process
  • Try this for 15 seconds stretching 10 times.

These exercises will ensure your body feeling loosened up and ready for a long run.



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