Do you really know how to run without injury? If you are a trained, recreational, or novice runner, then the chances of suffering an injury through participation in this most basic of human activities may be higher than you think! A 2015 scientific review identified that for every 1000 hours of running the rates of injury increased from 2.5 injuries in highly-trained distance athletes to 7.7 injuries in recreational runners, and then up to 17.8 injuries in novice runners. Yet despite this strong correlation between injury rate and the ability, skill and capacity to run effectively, it is common to find that little technique guidance and coaching is provided by fitness professionals to teach others how to run.
Kelly Starrett, DPT is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has gone on to revolutionize the field of performance therapy and self-care. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers, Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run. He is also co-author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Deskbound.
Fit to Succeed episode: Run without injury
This episode delves into some key content around human movement and function and offers some helpful thoughts and ideas for those looking to improve their own running or to help coach others more effectively.
1.25: What it means to be in ‘The Ready State’
11.12: Why running is rarely coached effectively within the typical fitness environment
15.39: The best cadence or stride rate for running efficiency
17.28: The problems with noisy ground contact during running
23.43: How much of a problem is excess pronation?
26.48: Tools and drills to help prepare the feet for better running
32.37: Preventative steps to improve movement each day
37.25: Shifting towards a standing desk rather than static seated desks
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