🏃🏻♂️Anti-Rotational Core For Runners Pt. 1🏃🏽♀️
Team, it is important to limit your core movement when you're running, fast or slow. When you excessively move your torso while running you are at risk of limiting your speed and injuring yourself!
Let's talk a little about the injury aspect to start.
You run a risk of injury because when we run our joints absorbing massive amounts of force with every step we take. In fact, a force of 3+ times your body weight is exerted on your foot with every step during a run!
Yea. That's a lot!
These ground reaction forces travel up your body through the feet, ankles, knees and hips. Your joints are shock absorbers and when they're not being held in alignment, by your core, they're not optimally absorbing the ground reaction force.
If your torso is loose while taking on that kind of load something is bound to breakdown. The muscles and ligaments supporting your joints are going to be taking on these loads in ways they were not designed to do.
I mean... Just think about how painful it is when your boss asks you to do something that is not outlined in your job description?
Your poor joints, right?!
All jokes aside, this is serious stuff! There is a easy solution though. Have a strong core! Anti-rotational core exercises, like this one, help build strength so that your joints can handle all that force.
Exercises like this one are a staple in my Delta Performance program. It's a program built by runners for runners to get you everything you need to become more durable athlete.
I hope you found this helpful and informative! In pt. 2 we're going to talk about how excessive core rotation while running can affect your speed.
Stay tuned! The follow up post is dropping next Wednesday!
Let me know in the comments if you're going to add these into your strength work!
Get out there and Train Like An Athlete!