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Kelsey’s Top Pilates Exercises for Runners

pilates for runners Jan 16, 2017

Kelsey’s Top Pilates Exercises for Runners

Here at Pilates in the Grove, we tend to so see runner clients with aches and pains that they usually attribute to overuse. 

Well, I’m here to tell you something…most of those injuries are not because you’re running too much, but rather running with the wrong mechanics! Any serious runner should be complementing their aerobic exercise with a daily mobility/flexibility routine in order to optimize postural alignment during runs.

Kelly Starrett, physical therapist and co-author of "Becoming a Supple Leopard", say that “one of the things you should be able to do as a runner is, with your feet and knees together, squat all the way down without your heels coming up.” A good habit to make is practicing this type of squat on a daily basis to ensure that you have hip and ankle range of motion that are within normal limits.

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