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Legs up a wall

kwell39
kwell39Graduate

I read a good article about putting your legs up a wall for 5-15 minutes after a run, can help muscle fatigue and improves circulation. Get your butt as close as you can to the wall and lay flat for the duration. It is a good stretch as well! If you aren't close to a wall, feel free to choose a tree or other platform. The neighbors always need something to talk about. ;)

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oldestnewest

Going to give that ago

kwell39
kwell39Graduate
in reply to Blumonday

I incorporated it into my cool down regimen after I read the article and have had less muscle soreness. That could also be my body getting used to the regular exercise but am enjoying it!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

I’m gonna try this in stages... I’ll start with that laying on my back bit... I usually wanna do that straight after a run... and once I’m used to that I’ll find a wall 😂

Seriously though I think that’s something I’ll work in... thanks

kwell39
kwell39Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

I do also enjoy the lying on my back part after a run! 🤭 Let me know how you also like adding legs up a wall! :)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to kwell39

Feet together? Or am I gonna appreciate what girls go through?

kwell39
kwell39Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Pervert. :P

Feet together, unless you would like the additional stretching feet apart will get you. I do both - for the stretching.

Here is a link to the article. runnersworld.com/health-inj...

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to kwell39

Ok... both it is!

I was trying to think of a good description for the position... maybe “feet apart” would have been better... but at least I cleaned it up!

Oh... just looked at link... I was thinking as in stirrups at the gyno! Now I see why you thought pervert 😂

Gyno just autocorrected to hump... my phone maybe a pervert.

kwell39
kwell39Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

🤣

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