Olympic Runner Julie Culley's Core Workout

Olympic middle distance runner Julie Culley demonstrates a 26-move core workout designed to strengthen the abs and core without tiring the legs.

25. Standing Quad Stretch

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25. Standing Quad Stretch

Stand tall and lift your left leg behind you, holding your left ankle with your right hand. You should feel the stretch on the front of your left thigh. Stay tall in the chest and hold.

Duration: 30 seconds each leg

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Stand tall and lift your left leg behind you, holding your left ankle with your right hand. You should feel the stretch on the front of your left thigh. Stay tall in the chest and hold.

Duration: 30 seconds each leg


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