It’s a lot less painful preventing running injuries from happening in the first place, rather than being forced to rehab them after they’ve already occurred.
Let’s take a close look at 3 simple, but powerful habits you can pick up.
Before your run, take 3 minutes to complete the following:
REGULARLY using a warm up that combines movement & mobility will make a world of difference in preventing running injuries!
Are you running hills today?
Are you focusing on better running technique with some postural drills?
Are you using tempo work to build your speed?
You NEED to know this, BEFORE heading out.
At a loss for ideas? Focus on your BREATHING:
Use “nose-breathing” to access your diaphragm for the most EFFICIENT breathing possible. Getting maximal oxygen into the muscles will improve both your mental and physical abilities to run for a long period of time.
Here’s the drill:
During your run, every 5-10 minutes:
Breathe ONLY through your nose for 1 full minute. Maintain same pace but draw attention only to your breathing.
Things to note:
Our most important tool for Preventing Running Injuries is taking time to address “the kinks” or tight spots in our joints and muscles, every single day.
At the end of the day, find the bottom of your squat position.
Move around down there, rock side to side, press your knees out and keep your back and neck as long and upright as possible.
What hurts? Where does your range of motion get stopped?
Injuries do not come out of nowhere! Take the time to:
Preventing running injuries comes down to simply being aware of what’s happening with your body. Be good to yourself – your body will thank you.
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