Here's one of my favorites. Hamstrings! I've been lucky enough to run and finish (barely!) The Boston Marathon, three times. Though I've finished with some success, the hills of Newton around 20 miles in have crushed me at each attempt! The plan has been the same every time, to run conservatively through the hills and open things up coming off Heartbreak Hill to finish the last 10K strong. Executing said plan has been a different story. As soon as I start to put my foot on the gas and pick up the pace a little, my hamstrings immediately tighten up and threaten to completely cramp up until I slow back down. Part of this is because 20 miles into a tough race like Boston, your body is just hanging on. BUT if you did a functional assessment on me, you'd also see very quickly and clearly that I'm severely lacking in hamstring mobility. Enter the CTM Band as an effective hamstring massage tool! Adding the routine shown below in my video, I've been able to increase my hamstring flexibility and active straight leg raise significantly. Check it out and give it a try!
In the video, I'm showing a bit of an abbreviated version of what to do. Be sure you're moving the hamstring through a range of motion for the FULL two minutes. Good luck and let me know what questions you have!