Updated: Jun 16
Have you ever thought about picking up running to get in shape? People often underestimate the demands of running.
Did you know that when compared to walking, the forces through the patellofemoral (knee) joint increase by ~4-5x and through the ankle/hip joints increase by ~2x with running!
Muscle forces during running are significantly more than bodyweight as well, with the demands on the quads being ~4-6x BW, glutes ~2-3x BW, and soleus (calf) ~6-8x BW!
You're typically not going to be able to expose your body to these types of demands some resistance bands and light dumbbells.
Making sure that your body is prepared to handle the demands of running with appropriate resistance training should not be overlooked. Not only does proper resistance training help improve running efficiency, but it also promotes optimal bone, tendon, and ligament health!
Each of our @hidefpt clinics are outfitted with all of the equipment you need in order to challenge and prepare your body appropriately. Resistance training shouldn’t be applied haphazardly, so we recommend working with a personal trainer or physical therapist to get you started.