Many knee issues, from IT Band Syndrome to a sore knee, are often rooted in the hips.
Take good care of your hips—your running relies deeply on their usefulness. This is a simple stretch to loosen the hip flexors and get
This move, inspired by the "Silly Walk" Monty Python skit, actually acts as an active hamstring stretch and is a great warmup exercise.
Here's how to target and loosen the soleus muscle in your calf.
Loosen up your IT Band so it doesn't bother you when you're running.
A basic stretch, but one you must make sure you're doing correctly.
Different stretches work different areas of the calf.
This is a great and simple post-run stretch that will address any tightness you may feel in your IT Band.
A couple of variations will make the classic quad stretch even more effective.