Tag: injury prevention

How to perform a proper single leg squat to safegard against injuries.

How to perform a proper single-leg squat to safeguard against injuries. Single-leg or pistol squats are challenging to perform but may help you avoid injuries during long runs. As we run, inadequate core and leg strength will cause the leg to fatigue, tighten and may eventually cause many impact injuries. According to Runners Tribe magazine, these squats help improve your ability to withstand long runs and improve your runs. While there is no magic bullet or optimal exercise, a stable core is important to decrease the impact on the knee and the leg.   This will help you avoid many common Read More »

Helpful information on how runners can use cross training for injury recovery and prevention.

Helpful information on how runners can use cross training for injury recovery and prevention. Preventing running injuries is more important than treating them.   Most people unfortunately think about their problems when they finally become problems.  Most doctors are glad to help you nurse your injury, but do they focus on helping you prevent the next one. Sometimes, wearing inserts, and core stability regimens can help, but sometimes you need to think a little bit out of the box at things like form, bad habits, over training and mixing it up.  You are more likely to injure yourself by doing the Read More »