Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Don't be a Slouch Run Tall!

So many people inc Runners spend a lot of time sat down, at work, on a computer, driving or even watching TV.
The end result is muscle imbalance and LORDOSIS of the back.

Tight hip flexors and weak butt muscles are the main problem.
This bad posture leads not only to injury but makes running fast almost impossible!
Arthur lydiard called this ' sitting in a bucket,' butt hanging out back and leaning from the waist.
The cure is simple; Lunge stretches and butt strengthening exercises.
Also Aurthur's advice to run tall will help a lot, he said to imagine you are two inch taller than normal, you will now glide over the road instead of collapsing into it and waisting energy along the way!

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