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Yoga-Inspired Stretches That Target Your Hips and Make You a Better Runner

Now that spring is in full swing and you're building up your mileage on the pavement or treadmill, opening your hip flexors can be a game-changer for endurance. Whether you're training for a race or simply love to run, your hips affect everything from your posture to your core and hamstrings. Don't let tight hip flexors drag your time down! 

If you're looking for the ideal post-run stretch, or just a great morning routine to open things up, this video has the tips to help your hips (and in turn, your running game). Also helpful: If your hips are tight from sitting at your desk, set a timer for once an hour to remind yourself to get up and move. Bonus points for drinking an extra glass of water—hydration is key to better muscle function and flexibility. The most important tip is simple: remember to stretch. As straightforward as it seems, it is so easily overlooked.

Ready to rock some running stretches? Follow along with amazing yogi and Grokker expert Sonia Doubell as she helps you melt away that tension and tightness.

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