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Runners should stretch their hip flexors because these muscles play a crucial role in running mechanics and are prone to tightness and overuse.

The hip flexors are responsible for lifting the legs during the stride, and repetitive flexion from running can lead to shortening and tightening of these muscles.

Tight hip flexors can cause imbalances, alter running form, and increase the risk of injuries to the lower back, knees, and other areas.

Stretching the hip flexors helps maintain flexibility, improves range of motion, and reduces strain on these hardworking muscles, ultimately enhancing running performance and preventing potential injuries.

Try this super hip flexor stretch before and after running and see how you get on!

Try my online 8 week course for runners and learn more stretches, massage techniques and strength moves to improve your running economy.

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