Taking on the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival this weekend? In the lead-up, WF’s resident yogi Kate Kendall has offered up some great moves to get your posture strong and ready for the big race.

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Taking on the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival this weekend? In the lead-up, WF’s resident yogi Kate Kendall has offered up some great moves to get your posture strong and ready for the big race.

These warm-up moves can be done down at your local park or wherever there’s a parallel bar or fence nearby to assist with balance.

To warm up your calves
Holding onto a bar or pole for support, put your feet together and shoulders back. Inhale and lift your heels up, exhale and bring them back to the ground. Repeat this four times.

To fire up your quads
Grab your right foot behind you with your right hand, squeeze your shoulder blades and hold. For a stronger quad stretch, hold onto a bar or fence with your left hand, kick back into your right hand and extend forward. You can even take it further into a dancers pose if you feel comfortable enough. Take deep breaths as you stretch out and repeat on the other side.

To stretch out your back, glutes and hips
Keeping your balance, take your left ankle above the right knee and sit back into the pose, gazing down and elongating your tailbone. Take easy breaths and change sides.

Haven’t registered for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on Sunday 18 September 2016 yet? There’s still time!

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