Which Body Parts Contribute to Running Performance?
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 is the new smoking
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.
Running shoe choice and high heels
High heels for women and heavy pointed work shoes for men, along with the new trendy 3 inch cushiony high heeled running shoes 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, runners knee 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 in my upcoming 3-Hour Run Essentials Clinic!
Join me September 16th, at Tropical Park Track here in Miami for Run Essentials Clinic and transform your running in 3 hours – guaranteed.
There’s just a few spots left – I’ve capped registration so every runner gets the attention and focus they need. I don’t know the next time I’ll be offering this clinic – so don’t wait!
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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.