Monday, March 31, 2014

10 Principles to Enhance Running Performance

With Go! St. Louis just around the corner we thought it would be a great opportunity to give you guys some tips in avoiding running injuries with the help of the Postural Restoration Institute. Here are 10 simple principles to follow. 1.) Keep your hamstrings strong 2.) Don’t overstretch your hamstrings (a good rule is you should be able bend over and touch your toes – if you can touch your palms to the floor, you’re overstretched) 3.) Keep your glutes symmetrical by walking slowly up stairs backwards 4.) Properly stretch your Achilles tendon, calves, soleus, and lower back 5.) Concentrate on striding out with your right leg and left arm when running 6.) Try to find and feel your right arch when running to assist with shifting to the left 7.) Stretch your upper back, Lats, and Pec muscles 8.) Stand and shift your body weight to your left leg frequently, keeping your weight on your heel 9.) Keep your left lower abs alive by performing side lying activities such as planks 10.) Wear correct footwear that supports your heel and has good arch support. Avoid wearing flip flops, sandals, and shoes that are untied during running season. Whether you are participating or know of someone who is participating to which you can forward this to, following these principles will set a great foundation for running. And by following these principles, you will decrease your chances of injury as well as create a positive impact in your running, enabling you to enjoy running without any setbacks. For more information, please visit the link provided below And speak with your e3 coach to learn proper stretches and strengthening exercises to enhance your running performance. Coach Anjo

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