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Friday’s Fitness Tip 2/15/13

Just starting to run? Running is a natural thing most of us learn to do as kids.  Unfortunately, as we get older our bodies change and we have to prepare more for this basic exercise.  After sitting at a desk all day or even waking up in the morning our bodies are not ready to just start running efficiently.  Strength training is a very important component to your running success.  It involves hip mobility, active and static stretching, upper and lower body strength exercises, and overall core strength.  Training your posterior chain (calves, hamstrings, glutes, thoracic spine area, etc.) will help your stride length, foot strikes, and overall running mechanics.  Your shoe choice is also very important! Some people pronate, some supinate, some are heel runners, some are toe runners, etc.. It may be best to consult a store or place to analyze your running before buying a shoe.  When you get stronger and become more efficient your shoe needs may change. Find a local running club, coach, or trainer to help you with the process.  All the best in your running and strength training! 

In strength,

Shannon Wallace, Jr

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