Running is a fantastic aerobic exercise, it gets your heart pumping and uses your whole body. Running is an ideal weight bearing exercise which helps with bone density in the skeleton, this is especially important as we get older to help avoid in getting osteoporosis (thinning of the bones).
Poor running technique, bad posture, ill fitting shoes, uneven surfaces, excessive training and muscle overuse are just some of the reasons runners get injured. Most running related injuries occur in your lower back and lower leg (calf, ankle).
Pilates for runners specifically aims to help strengthen the lower back and core, reducing pressure caused by constant jarring on the spine during a run.
Pilates can benefit runners in a number of ways including:
- Increased core strength
- Corrects postural imbalances, which helps reduce the risk of injury
- Breathing techniques
- Improved endurance
- Quicker and more comprehensive recovery.
- Better Balance
Join my Pilates at home masterclass in Pilates for Runners, new dates to be added in 2022, during this session I will go through key Pilates moves to help you become a better runner.