Much has been written about running posture especially as it relates to marathons and the incidence of injuries.
It is no secret that posture will deteriorate over the long run as the body experiences fatigue.
Runners World is now reporting on a study in the journal Human Movement Science that suggests that your body’s angle during your run may cause knee or ankle pain.
While there is no suggested perfect form, the study may offer clues as to why certain people are more likely to have knee or back, or hip pain while they run. Check out the article below.
Why Standing Up Straighter While Running May Help You Prevent Injury.
A new study suggests adjusting how much you lean forward may be key to your stride.
BY ELIZABETH MILLARD JUL 21, 2021
If you’re starting to see overuse injuries like knee issues or ankle pain flare-up while running, that could be a wake-up call to adjust your body mechanics—and that doesn’t mean only your foot strike and stride length. According to a new study in the journal Human Movement Science, your angle of forward lean when running could be a major factor for performance as well.
Researchers recruited 23 young runners between the ages of 18 and 23 and had them do three running trials with different trunk positions: a 10-, 20-, and 30-degree angle of flexion. They found that the more a runner leaned forward, the bigger impact it had on stride length, ground reaction, and joint movement.