Do you have knee pain from your new COVID running habit??
Did you take to the road when COVID hit and gyms shut down? 🏃♀️
Needed to get out of the house, so you picked up running... either for the first time, or for the first time in a long time??
Are you now paying the price of pounding the pavement?
Months later we are now hearing a lot of our clients complain of new knee pain due to their new COVID activities. Often when we jump into new activities or different terrain (treadmill vs road), our bodies aren’t actually ready for them.
Most people think that running, because there isn’t much to it, is something we can just walk out the door and do. Which is true...but if you don’t have the proper strength, stability, or mobility you most likely will find yourself eventually suffering from knee pain, hip tightness, back soreness, or Achilles problems.
The biggest mistake I see people make is that they run to get in shape and not the other way around.
We should strengthen to run, not run to strengthen.
If there are weaknesses in your core, hips or ankles PRIOR to you running, they are likely only going to get worse... AND cause other problems in addition, resulting in aches and pains you weren’t expecting and now don’t know how to get rid of.
If you want to find out if you are strong enough to run, join our 5 day challenge where we will be walking you through a self assessment for knee pain. Email us to opt-in!
If you find some areas of pain, dysfunction or weakness when going through these tests, join us for our FREE Workshop in which we will explain the importance of this assessment, and what you can do to prevent injury when running!
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