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Check your core strength #running #runchat #fitness

Check your core strength #running #runchat #fitness

It’s a curse of modern living that most positions you find yourself in during the day do not benefit your core muscles. Sitting at a desk, driving, standing around chatting – for most of us there are very few moments when we have perfect posture and engaged abdominal muscles. How it affects your form A weak core reduces you ability to utilise the strength you’ve developed in training, because you lose the connection between the central body mass and the extremities. It’s like using a door with a broken hinge – it doesn’t move very efficiently and those parts that are working are overstressed and likely to break. A lack of core strength will also compromise your ability to maintain level hips, affecting your knee control and increasing your risk of developing a wide range of injuries, such as runner’s knee, shin splints, calf tears and high hamstring tendinopathy. 
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