What’s Up Runners,
I am loving this new article sent to me by my good friend Dr. Todd Narson, a Sports Chiropractor on South Beach.
Finally, I am reading something completely different and TRUE regarding what it means to have arch support. This concept is unfortunately so foreign to podiatrists, physical therapists and running store owners who immediately recommend “orthotics” or a certain type of extra bulky, super supportive running shoe that is the exact opposite of what most runner’s need; STRENGTH in their feet and core.
I applaud Dr. Ray McClanahan for writing this article and for explaining what true arch support is and how what you are actually getting with orthotics and bulky shoes could be hurting you greatly long term.
Here’s a short quote from the article: “Pushing up in the open space of the foot has the significant long- term consequence of weakening of the muscles that span the open space of the arch, which are called the intrinsic muscles of the foot, as well as the numerous muscles in your lower leg which send tendons into their final insertions, many of which are in the ends of the toes.”
If you are a runner and constantly injured, in pain or just looking to get faster, strength is an essential component in your ability to get pain free and perform as a runner. You cannot skip this step without paying for it later.
Here at Full Circle Coaching we include the strength training that is a priority for your feet and entire body to allow you to achieve your running goals. One-on-one video analysis or in group setting is available as well as custom strength training programs.
It’s Not too late to join our Miami Marathon Group Training Program!
I look forward to hearing from you today and hope this article helps you in some way!
Feel free to ask me any questions or leave a comment.
Wishing you well,
Full Circle Coaching
Where Performance Meets Balance