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Running: relaxed arm movement is crucial

Stiff muscles in the upper arms on long runs? Tips and tricks for relaxed arm work.

Stiff muscles in the upper arms when running

On long runs, it takes a lot of energy to keep our body position stable and upright during each stride and to maintain arm work. To bend the forearm, we need a minimal amount of force from the upper arm muscles. During a long run or race, you can let your arms hang loosely and shake out your arms and hands slightly in between – for example, during a downward passage. Loosening your facial muscles can also lead to relaxation in the shoulder and arm area. Try dropping the corners of your mouth and loosening your jaw during a run. And make sure you don’t hunch your shoulders and your hands are formed into a loose fist.

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