Running is often described as controlled falling, and this is for a good reason since the body uses almost half of its energy to prevent you from falling. With each step there are forces acting from different directions, forcing your body to collapse. To prevent that, the body relies on specific muscles that stabilize your joints and allow prime movers and antagonists to do their work.
To improve your running performance, it would logically make sense to focus just on running and increasing your mileage. While this strategy might be beneficial for building endurance, if the muscles are not strong enough to absorb this extra stress from running, stress will get absorbed elsewhere and will eventually lead to injuries.
NEM - NEMANJA SAMBAHER
Nem is the owner and head coach at TO Kinesiology. He is a certified Personal Trainer and Registered Kinesiologist with a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. Nem is a published author with a strong science background with some of his papers appearing in journals like Neuroscience, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He's also been featured for online publications like Stack.com, Running Room, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, etc. You can read more about Nem here.
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