31 May '15, 6pm

Help injury-proof your body with these 8 simple core and glute exercises #injury #runningchat ht…

Help injury-proof your body with these 8 simple core and glute exercises #injury #runningchat ht…

At the gym, where bare legs reign, it’s easy to spot the runners. They’re the ones with skinny legs and 3D quads who are doing squats, hamstring curls and calf raises. There’s only one problem: they’re working the wrong muscles. “Since the quads, hamstrings and calves are responsible for propelling you forwards, they’re adequately strengthened through running,” says Dr Robert Wilder, medical director of the University of Virginia Centre for Endurance Sport in the USA. “Other muscles, like your abs and glutes, aren’t typically engaged when you run, but should be. They’re the ones that need attention.” These underappreciated muscles provide the foundation for a strong pelvis. “Almost all common overuse injuries are related to a lack of pelvic stability,” says Jay Dicharry, director of the University’s Centre for Endurance Sport. Here’s why. Picture a weak, wobbly pelvis. As ...

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