How to Warm Up Tight Hips Before a Run - Getting the blood flowing is one reason to warm up before a run, but you also want to slowly open up tight areas to avoid injury and to make running feel easier and more comfortable. Since tight hips and quads are a common complaint, give this yogic warmup a try before your next run. Aside from opening up the hips, it'll also target the shoulders and get the core fired up.
When your lower back is sore from running or sitting all day, here's a relaxing stretch to target that area and open the hips. Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you. Bend your knees so they are slightly wider than your shoulders.