What’s up Runners and Triathletes?
Do you know the most important places in the body that contribute to running performance?
As you know, running is a total body movement but there are certain areas that are essential to being a stronger run. Unfortunately, many of the places we need to be loose and flexible or tight and strong for running are not in good shape because of our daily activities.
Sitting for more than 45 minutes at a time is one of the worst things you can do for your running form. Many people sit for more than 5 hours / day driving in the car or working at your desk slumped forward at your computer at work. This negatively affects posture and inhibits lung capacity as well as causing low back pain, tight hips and hamstrings. When you add running to the mix, injuries arise.
High heels for women and heavy pointed work shoes for men can also cause major issues in your running performance. These shoes elevate the heels and the toes so that all the pressure is placed on the ball of the foot where added stress was not meant to be placed, The results can be foot pain, bunions, hammer toes, neuroma’s, achilles tendonitis, plantar faciitis and IT band syndrome just to name a few. Add more running volume and you can be in a world of pain.
Learn how to counter balance and “bio – hack” all of these sometimes unavoidable daily stressors at our 1 day Run Smart Clinic.
If you want help looking at your day and figuring out how to adjust it so it contributes to instead of takes away from your running goals, this Run Smart Clinic is just the thing for you!