Submitted by kristine on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 07:12
Since all running motion is sagittal (forward), muscles that move the body laterally - think about making snow angels - tend to get weak. Strengthening inner thighs, outer thighs, hips and glutes aid in lateral stabilization and can prevent IT band issues.
Submitted by kristine on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:40
While running the body experiences a series of shock waves that start at the foot and travel up the back of the leg to the back of torso, landing right at the lumbar spine. The discs of the lumbar vertebrae are designed to absorb a certain amount of shock, but as we age, the discs become less supple and flexible. Running on pavement subjects the discs to repeated pressure that can eventually lead to generalized low back pain and in some cases, severe back pain in runners.
Submitted by kristine on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 21:59
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Submitted by kristine on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 09:46
I spent years feeling like the body I had wasn’t good enough. I was fixated on my shape and tried to change it, or at least change the way I felt about it. I tried therapy, self-help books, meditation, running, swimming, biking, even personal trainers. This all helped me to feel better about myself, but none of it gave me the body I wanted.