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.)

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

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  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.

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