Running And Sore Joints

Running and Sore Joints. Technique is important to prevent sore joints when running. That's why technique is a very important thing. When the person is running, because of their weight, with the speed and...

That's why technique is a very important thing. When the person is running, because of their weight, with the speed and gravity and so forth, their foot is striking the ground with a force of about 1000 or 2000 pounds per square inch. A lot of people run in a way that is pounding their body in to the pavement or into the surface that they are running on like a hammer. I recommend that the person lengthen their stride (the distance between their feet) to a point that for the foot that is striking the ground, that knee is extended beyond their nose in a vertical line. This allows for the ankle and the knee and the hip to act as a spring mechanism, rather than a hammer pounding into the ground. This way 1000-2000 pounds per square inch is distributed and is not nearly as harmful as just driving that joint into the ground. Another thing, just because that person is losing weight doesn't fairly mean that they are healthy. I think back to Arthur Ash, the pro tennis player who had a heart attack. Just because that person is losing weight, doesn't mean that they don't have to keep up with their medical status.

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