Pain is a complex phenomenon and just because you have pain, doesn't mean you actually have any significant tissue damage. There are many factors involved that can cause an injury and create pain when running. Having said that, these are some of the most common contributing factors:
Strength training has many benefits for runners. We already know from the research that strength training can:
1.Improve running efficiency
2.Improve running speed
3.Improve muscle power
4.Reduce the risk of injuries
5.Support the healing process (rehab protocols for common running-related injuries like IT band syndrome, shin splints, runners knee, Achilles tendonitis, and stress fractures utilize strength training to trigger the healing response)
Low back pain is one of the most common health complaints. As much as four out of five adults will experience significant low back pain at some point in their lifetime. There are many causes of low back pain, however, the most likely cause of low back pain is a muscle or ligament strain and a general lack of movement.
Strength training has many benefits for runners like improved running performance, reduced risk of injuries and better health. There are many ways to get stronger and reap all of the benefits, however, not all strength training is created equal. What methods of strength training you choose will depend on your goals, lifestyle, preferences and the amount of time you can dedicate to it.
When it comes to improving your health and fitness, how you structure your day is one of the key elements. Losing weight comes down to creating a sustained caloric deficit that will force your body to start burning its own fat for fuel. By having a good structure that encourages healthy behavior and habits, creating a caloric deficit becomes much easier.
Whatever your health and fitness goals are, nutrition needs to be properly designed and individualized to you and your goals. For optimal health and well-being this means consuming all the micronutrients (I.e. vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fat) that your body needs to function best.
When setting up your health and fitness goals, it is essential that you figure out your “why.” We are not talking here about superficial “why” like for example “I want to lose weight.”
Before you start your health and fitness journey, it is really important to set appropriate goals and come up with a plan. This is an important process not just for fitness goals, but for other areas of your life as well like business, relationships, finances, etc. to edit.
As we mentioned in our previous blog post, there are many things to consider when choosing a personal trainer. Your fitness goals, health history, lifestyle, preferences, personality, etc.it.
Are you thinking of hiring a personal trainer in Toronto? Are you trying to decide whether it would be worth the investment? What would it all cost?
If you do decide to hire a trainer, there are so many out there, so who should you choose? What characteristic should your ideal personal trainer have?
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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