We linked to a stretching article on Active.com back in May – but I came across this great post from Running Mate with photos and explanations. I liked it so I figured I’d give you a little sampling and then link you over to the full article.
Wall Stretch A
Stand about three feet from a wall, feet at shoulder width and flat on the ground. Put your hands on the wall with your arms straight for support. Lean your hips forward and bend your knees slightly to stretch your calves.
Wall Stretch B
From the previous position, bend forward to lower your body to waist height. Bring one foot forward with your knee slightly bent. Lift the toes of the front foot to stretch the muscle under the calf. Stretch both legs.
Wall Stretch C
Put your feet together, rocking back on your heels with your hands on the wall and your arms straight to form a jackknife with your body.
This stretches your hips, shoulders, and lower back.
And there are 8 more great stretches to do if you click here to visit Running Mate’s website.