Running Without Getting Knee Pain
Whether you are an avid runner or someone who is just starting out, running without getting knee pain is something that every runner hopes they can achieve. Strengthening the knee and supporting muscles can eliminate the possibility of ever getting pain in the knee that many runners develop. Once this problem develops it can be detrimental to your fitness routine so it is a good idea to try and do everything possible to avoid this situation ever occurring.
These tips can help eliminate possible injuries whether it be be minor soreness or something possibly worse, so it is crucial to perform these exercises before you jump into a running routine.
Follow these tips and start running!
1 – Use a Foam Roller
Foam rolling, or myofascial-release, is a great way to prepare the calves, quads, and hips for running. Slowly moving the foam roller over these areas will help increase blood flow and decrease tension in these areas.
2- Dynamic Stretching
Using dynamic stretching is a great way to prepare muscle groups for running. Such stretches as Down Dogs, Reverse Lunge with Overhead Reach, and Alternating Knee Hugs are all great stretches for the calf muscles, the quads, glutes, and hips. A detailed instruction on how to perform these stretches can be found in the video above, be sure to watch it!
There are many benefits to adding running to your fitness routine, whether it be for weight loss or just overall better health. If you do not take the necessary steps to preparing your muscles for running you actually may be going down a road that may lead to pain and discomfort. So before you add running to your exercise program, try adding these tips and watch the included video to gets some tips on how you can start running without getting knee pain.