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Strengthen your butt to keep running into your 90's!

Friday, November 08, 2013


Hi RIF REVers,

Paul here. It's been a fun week catching up with so many runners! Great to get out and run with some friends that have been a bit sick lately too, awesome to see you back on track! 

Today I wanted to show you one of the RIF REV teams favorite ways to strengthen your gluteals, 'WallGlutes'. These lazy little buggers can cause drama for your running and it can often be hard to pin point the issue without professional help. 

Technique is key with this exercise. I always think about trying to really catch the 'edges' of strength and length because that is what most people miss. What I mean by that is during most strength exercises, you will push at the start then momentum can kick you through to the end of your range, so you miss the most important part. The same happens as you control back, the muscle SHOULD be working as it lengthens 'eccentrically' but gravity can (and will) just assist it back. By doing so, we miss our most important strength areas for running almost every time!!

So in this video Ang takes you through an excellent butt strength series for your running. I show you exactly where to concentrate on keeping the muscles working so you can run into your 80's and 90's. 

Speaking of that and on a sad but inspiring note, Joy Johnson passed away at 86 this week, the Monday after completing her 25th New York City Marathon. She always said she wanted to die running! What amazing quality of life, being active and inspiring to the very end! Joy, when I grow up I want to be just like you, RIP fellow runner. We can do that too guys!

Have a great weekend!

Stay running.

Paul.







Warning: This blog is intended as a starting point for runners to understand their body and begin to address weaknesses and tension that can lead to injury. It does not constitute advice and is not a treatment tool. If you have any health condition or injury whatsoever, check with your personal health care practitioner before attempting any strategy listed. Use at your own risk and stop if you experience any pain or discomfort.

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