Injury Prevention and Stretching
with Athlete's Readiness Center
Coach Dick Hartzell understands how important flexibility is to athletes. He's made stretching and flexibility the core of a training career that has spanned five decades. At 76 years old, he's able to perform full splits, runs 1-5 miles several times per week and finds time to stretch every day. He invented the elastic bands that he uses in these videos.
For this first set, we'll start at the bottom. Loosen your ankles and lower leg with these seated stretches.
Learn how to properly stretch the muscles in your upper leg, including your hamstrings, quadriceps and groin area.
Lower Back Stretches
Reduce tension and loosen your lower back muscles with this series of stretches.