The Most Common Cause of Running Injury

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Exercise # 2: Lateral Walking Against Resistance

The stretch band can stay in the same position around your knees. Stand in a quarter squat position with your back flat and your abdominals drawn in.

Against the resistance band, take a few side steps to the right and then to the left. As you do so, try not to lean your shoulders away from the direction you are stepping. Also, keep your knees over your toes and avoid leading the movement with the foot such that the knee is dropping inward like it did in the 1/4 squat test. A quick pause between each step will help you hold good form. [See Fig. 4 for proper form]

Perform 3–4 sets till you feel a good fatigue in the hips or you can no longer maintain proper form.

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