Running with poor posture is like riding a bike with a broken chain, crooked wheels & flat tyres.
Hard work, uncomfortable and highly likely to cause an injury!
Calling all runners!
Love running? Our sports specific conditioning for runners can help if you are struggling with:
- Injury – fix – injury pattern?
- Nagging aches and pains?
- Lack of consistency due to injury?
- Lack of speed?
- poor strength / condition?
- Confused over effective cross training?
- Performance plateaued?
80% of runners are injured every year.
Optimal performance is being able to achieve your running goals without injury. Runners knee, plantar fasciitis or IT band syndrome among many others are signs that your body is not in a fit condition for the running you are doing. But why?
Consider an average 24 hours – sleep 8 hours, work 8-10 hours, exercise 1 – 2 hours. What you do in the 14 hours you are not exercising will dictate how fit your body is for running. If you sit for a big part of that, use screens, wear shoes that restrict the movement of your feet, then the chances are your body will have postural dysfunction, muscle imbalance and poor basic moment patterns.
Add running to this picture and pain and injury will not be far behind.
Running creates a force about 3 and a half times body weight.
John weighs 85 KG and runs 6 miles, 3 times a week, 10-minute miles with a cadence of 160 (how many times your feet hit the ground in a minute). Poor posture is causing his knees and feet to roll in when he runs. His running style is inefficient and unstable. There is 297 KG of force going through his knees every time his feet hit the floor which is 28,800 steps per week.
Is it any wonder he has a knee injury?
Our conditioning for runners is different….
Individualised exercise prescription
Not just based on your goals but on a real picture of where you are today.
We don’t GUESS – we ASSESS
All we do is based on detailed assessments of your whole body.
- Posture and kinetic chain assessments
- Spine and muscle measurements
- Movement pattern and gait analysis
- Pain assessment
- Bio-motor abilities assessments
- Lifestyle questionnaires
if you are injured, we will get you out of pain. As well as treating the symptoms we will identify the root causes so we can resolve the injury. We also correct muscle imbalance from previous injuries.
Correct postural dysfunction & basic movement patterns
Most training programs skip this vital stage and move straight to adding load to unhealthy structures. We use a range of different movement types to create healthy and effective posture and motor patterns. As well as reducing injury risk, you will see performance improvements.
We use a scientific proven approach to conditioning for runners. Breaking down the requirements of gait into related movements and targeted muscle systems. Tailored effective training not general fitness programs.
Cross training is only half the picture, running skill is the other side of peak performance. We combine sports specific conditioning for runners with ChiRunning to build great technique and efficiency.