Friday, April 3, 2015

Why do we get injured? - Jeff Galloway Tips for Running

I hope you've been enjoying all these tips on running from Jeff Galloway, I know that I have.

Motivational Tips.  More Tips.

On Injury. 

When following a training plan its important to know your body. Here are a couple tips from Jeff Galloway on just why we get injured.

1. Be aware of the irritation of weak links.

The key weak links are body parts where my runners tend to experience injuries are these:

  • knees
  • feet
  • calf
  • achilles
  • hip
  • glute
The body parts that YOU need to be aware of are the sites where you are injured or suffer more aches and pains. 

So, if you're sensitive to the first indication or irritation in these areas and take immediate action its possible to avoid injury. 

2. Stress build up due to the way we train. 
  • Training schedule is too intense-not enough rest between stress. 
  • Adverse training components - speed is too fast or has too much, too soon. 
  • Running form - too long a stride, forward lean, bouncing too high off the ground. 
So staying focused on the way one runs and following these guidelines, can often allow runners to maintain a manageable increase without injury. 

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Top 5 Ways to avoid Stress Buildup and avoid injuries

  1. Take walk breaks more frequently and run shorter run segments
  2. Form: shorter stride, feet low to the ground
  3. Slower long runs, with more walk breaks
  4. Avoid Stretching
  5. Be careful when running speed sessions 

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