Message Category: Running Tips/ Training Topic: A.I.S
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Consider "yoga for runners" cjrt 5/10/11 6:25:32 PM ET
In many large cities there are people who lead sessions targeting runners who suffer from muscle tightness. If you respond well to group exercises, that might be useful for you. Otherwise, look for stretches of your back and hips, including the hip flexors. Sitting at a desk shortens certain muscles which leads to out of balance conditions.
Personally, long static stretches have worked for me, but that may be because I understand enough of them to keep doing it. Just as bad habits cause problems, good habits can relieve problems. I cannot offer a comparison to AIS because I only looked at it briefly and did not buy the book. What I was doing worked for me so why would I change?