The 10 Best Mobility Exercises For Runners

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

6. Heel Cord Love

“Tight heel cords can cause problems up the entire athletic chain. You should think to yourself, ‘knee pain? Foot problems? Stretch my calves.’ If you are an athlete that finds yourself in positions where your knees are coming forward then you had better be obsessing over your ankle/calf mobility. If you have foot problems of any kind, chances are you also are missing some length in the back of your leg. Remember, treating dysfunctional/short tissues can help with your issues, but the real problems may be at the hip or further upstream. Where the rats get in, is not necessarily where they chew. But, you still have to deal with what they chew.”

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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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