The 10 Best Mobility Exercises For Runners

  • By TJ Murphy
  • Published Aug. 31, 2011
  • Updated Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM UTC

1. Unglue Your Sticks

“Today we are focusing primarily on doing some ungluing of the dreaded ‘birds.’ Your bird legs, sticks, gams….We see a ton of matted-down lower leg tissues around the shop and I’ve been hearing about a rash of torn calves from my CrossFit running brothers and sisters. So today, get that fuzz out: Think movement instead of standard, static trigger point mashing. Remember, it’s the movements and end range positions of movement that should guide how you treat yourself.

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TJ Murphy

TJ Murphy

T.J. Murphy is a 2:38 marathoner and five-time Ironman finisher. He is the former editorial director of Triathlete Magazine, Inside Triathlon and Competitor Magazine. His writing has also appeared in Outside Magazine and Runner’s World. He recently authored “Inside the Box: How Broke All The Rules, Stripped Down the Gym and Rebuilt My Broken Down Body.”

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