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Using the Hamstrings and Glutes

Your hamstrings in the back of your upper legs and glutes in your backside are mighty powerful muscles. However, many distance runners do not use them to their full potential. If these muscles are weak then running is likely to cause injury. Weakness here can cause the muscles of the upper thigh to over compensate.

Build up these large muscles by exercising them and you will run much more easily. Before actually running you should increase their flexibility by stretching. You should stretch as far as is comfortable for you and then hold the stretch for about five to ten seconds at a time

So get off your backside and make it work for you.

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