Thursday, October 7, 2010

Can You Do The Asian Squat?

This is my favorite pre and post-running stretch. In fact, it's pretty much the only running stretch I do, unless things are feeling tight.  (I generally refer to it as the "potty squat", though.)


  1. What do you do when your heels don't touch? I.e. what are the proper steps to work towards the final position?

  2. I also couldn't get my heels to touch either at first. You can do standard achilles stretches, which will help. You can also hold on to something (like a post) and relax into the squat. This will help you stretch out all the appropriate bits in the right way. Just take it slowly, obviously.

    This stretch has been a huge help for my tight IT band.

    Barefoot Ted recommends this as being a key natural movement, which makes perfect sense.