How can you change your form to reduce injury risk and power your run?
Today we analyse running technique in terms of there hip range, the resultant lack of power and where the runner compensates, which can lead to an injury risk in this case due to over working the low back.
Ideally, when we run we want our hip to be in extension (straightening the hip), and want to generate power through our hips and hamstrings to propel us foward through each stride. What happens when our hip is unable to access this range of motion?
This video goes into the biomechanics of how our bodies can compensate for lack of hip extension and how this in turn can affect our running form and potentially lead to increased injury risk. When we compensate we tend to overload tissues and this is where we see most injuries in the clinic. Stress created by poor movement patterns can lead to the problems that stop you from running, so working on your movement and form is crucial to helping your reduce injury risk and enjoy your running.
As we all know if you are running consistently then you will be progresing you fitness and speed.