20 Yoga Stretches for Runners & Lifters – 30 Min – Male Yoga Instructor

Heavy squats & deadlifts? Long run? Sprints? Here’s a masculine, slow-paced yoga class designed specifically for deep leg stretches and active recovery techniques ideal for those who have recently killed a heavy leg workout, squats, or long running session aka “The Day After”.

I did this to my “Tool Radio Thumbs Up” Playlist on Pandora: https://pandora.app.link/K3FJxc3QGEb Opens super chill and ramps up. No harps, flutes, sitars etc.

What’s Inside:

20+ Stretches: Targeting key muscle groups used in squats and running, these stretches are sequenced to relieve tightness, improve flexibility, and accelerate muscle recovery.

Guided Practice: Follow along with our expert instructor as he leads you through each stretch, providing modifications to suit all levels of flexibility and experience.

No Traditional Flow or Sanskrit: This class strips away the traditional yoga flow and Sanskrit terminology, offering a straightforward, effective approach that’s easy to follow.

0:00:03 Forward Fold
0:01:31 Deep Yoga Squat
0:02:20 Hands to Feet Deep Hamstrings
0:03:15 Half Moon
0:04:51 Downward Dog
0:05:50 Deep shoulders and Back
0:07:40 Childs Pose
0:08:30 Knee to Shoulder aka Wind-Removing Pose: Pavanamuktasana (I hate the actual names)
0:10:30 Happy Baby
0:11:28 Supine Spinal Twist
0:14:33 Bound Angle Pose
0:15:29 Reclining Bound Angle
0:16:30 Staff Pose
0:18:20 Thunderbolt Pose (Sitting on Heels)
0:19:20 Fixed Firm Pose Supta Vajrasana
0:21:00 Frog Pose
0:23:55 Lizard Pose or kneeling hip flexor stretch into deep hamstrings
0:26:51 2nd Deep Yoga Squat (essential!)
0:27:54 Crow Pose (optional!)
0:28:00 Headstand (optional!)
0:29:00 Inner Balance
0:30:00 Standing Bow-Pulling Pose
0:32:30 Savasana

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