The 10 Best Mobility Exercises For Runners

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

2. Quads Or Spine?

“Today’s MWOD is about prepping the Anterior Chain Tissues (Quads/Front Wheel Drive Bits) to get ready for any kind of looming quad destruction. In this case, we are talking about any high volume movement (trail running) where an upright torso has to be chosen over a more body forward-leaning (hamstring/posterior chain) type position. The trunk is always going to fail first. Your body knows this and will triage accordingly. So, prep for the inevitable. Hammer those quad puppies. See if you can’t get a good 10 minutes on the worst form of self mutilation you can muster.”

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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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