RUN INJURIES

RUN INJURIES

When a runner hits the ground with a longer stride even at a slower speed, in the human body, force is transferred from foot to the end of the spline, causing the run to slow down when heal strikes the ground. In a few distances, it may cause damages to tendons, ligaments, ankle joints, knees joints, hips joints and lower back.

The best method is to run with higher cadence because it allows foot landing to be under body centerline. The whole body acts as a shock observer and takes all impact force, resulting in easy motion as forward motion is easy. After all, there is no resisting force as over striding creates more impact force.

So,  the thumb rule to run with the best cadence is to strike your feet underbody, as the ideal cadence is 180SPM which may vary from 175 to 210.

For endurance runners, short strides on mid or front foot under the body's centerline provide great protection or fewer injuries and build better performance.

Basic things to consider while running;

  • Run Posture
  • Stride Length
  • Foot Landing
  • Breathing
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As the truth is, none is born a runner; in fact, it is practice and training.

TIPS

  1. RUN and walk help reduce injuries; good practice if the runner is feeling pain in the run.
  2. Running is a mind game so never give up policy works best to beat PR (personal records)
  3. Lastly, RUN is practice; if you don’t perform regularly/frequently, you lose potentiality.

The positive impact on health by Hans & Ron:

  • Cholesterol level change for better
  • Insulin values get better
  • Blood glucose values get better
  • Bone density increases
  • Body fat percentage decreases
  • Blood volume increases
  • Level of hemoglobin and myoglobin in blood increases
  • The immune system becomes more effective
  • Brain hormone levels become more effective
  • Muscle enzymes become more efficient