Mobility, Stretching, and Yoga for Runners
Functional mobility plays an important role in both effective running and reducing the risk of injury. The articles below discuss mobility generally, how it’s connected to injuries, and how stretching, yoga, and other activities can increase your mobility for more enjoyable running.
A few good general resource on mobility include Dynamic Versus Static Stretching, The 10 Commandments of Healthy Running, and Building a Trail-Worthy Body: Part 1.
Our long-time physical therapy columnist Joe Uhan has written an impressive collection of articles about performance mobility for runners over the years, including performance mobility for:
- Foot and Ankle Mobility
- Hip Abduction and Rotation
- Hip Flexion and Extension Mobility
- Joint, Spine, and Nerve Mobility
- Knee Mobility
- Trunk Extension
- Trunk Rotation
If you’re looking for information on how yoga might help your trail running, take a look at Performance Flexibility: Yoga and The Benefits of Yoga for Trail Runners.