Pinching your shoulder blades together (gently) while running can promote good posture and prevent neck pain. Don't let your shoulders round while running, which can put stress on your neck and upper back.
In order to prevent injuries and protect your back and joints while running, you should incorporate core training into your weekly workouts. Training your transverse abdominals is essential, as they provide support for your body during runs. To activate your transverse abdominals, try the "in and up" move with your belly button, pulling in and up with your stomach muscles. Run happy and pain free!
Choosing the correct running shoe can prevent injuries throughout the body. The foot is the bottom of the "kinetic chain." If your foot isn't supported properly, faulty mechanics during running can translate up the kinetic chain to your knee, hip, back, even your neck. Your area of greatest vulnerability will likely be affected. However, not everyone needs an ultra-supportive shoe.
Free Runner's Assessment by appointment:
· Improve your Performance
· Address Nagging Pain
· Get Solutions to Meet Your Needs
Footwear Recommendations/Stretching & Strengthening Ideas
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3093 Brickhouse Ct.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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