Do you know what I’m going to say?
You do, and if you’re like me, you’re not a fan of it.
Running! or Jogging!
All you have to do is slip on your shoes and go outside. You can do it anytime, anywhere, which means it’s the LEAST we can do to get our heart rate up everyday.
The problem is that even though it’s an innate activity, most of us don’t run properly to make the workout effective or safe for our body. For example, I’m a heal striker; I land on my heel and roll to the ball of my foot. And I wonder why I have lower back pain! Of course there is more to that ailment, but landing on the heel of your foot is terrible for your joints and back. The impact sends shocks through your whole body. Ouch! So I’ve been trying to change my technique to the one Nicole explains above. It has been a challenge to make the switch, but I am willing to go to any length to make sure I’m protecting my body. That’s what 12 years of constant pain will do for you.
Watch the video, see what kind of striker you are, and notice her pelvic and shoulder form. Of course your core plays a big roll in helping you lift your knees. And finally, head position, which I never really thought about!
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