How much movement control do you have when you’re running? And why does it matter?
There’s a really quick little test you can do to quickly screen stability and control in your leg – just take a look at the video below.
If it looks familiar to you, give the 6 great exercises demonstrated by Sports & Rehabilitation Therapist, Tom a go!
Why is it important to have good movement control if you’re a runner?
Many runners lack some crucial areas of control in the key leg muscle groups. Given the repetitive nature of running, often over great distances and with demands of endurance, lack of muscle control can put you at risk of picking up many common overuse injuries.
You can easily do all these exercises at home with a few simple pieces of equipment such as resistive band and a small step.
Being pro-active about preventing injuries for runners is well worth the investment! When you’ve seen hundreds of frustrated runners who can’t run because of an injury, the disappointment is awful. So, investing some time doing a few simple exercises like those above is well worth it.
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