Middle Distance Mobility Training
Having good mobility and range of movement in your muscles allows your body to be able to perform all the training needed of a middle distance runner.
We are not saying that you need to have the flexibility of a gymnast, but many injuries in athletics are caused by a lack of mobility in the major muscles used when running.
Muscles to pay particular attention to are fairly obvious in terms of running. These need to be done on a continual basis as training tightens muscles, which in turn decreases your mobility and can cause injuries.
The main muscles to work on a the calf (both with bent and straight legs - to get gastronemius and soleus), hamstring, glutes and quadriceps.
Our stretching section has useful tips on how to perform ideal stretches for your important muscle groups.
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