The Most Common Cause of Running Injury



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Exercise # 3: “Running Arms” with Single-Leg Balance and Toe Touches

If possible, watch yourself in a mirror during this last exercise. Balance on one leg with a slight bend in the stance-leg knee. Make sure your abs are firm and your hips are level (the unweighted hip should not drop when you lift your foot and balance on the other leg).

First, make sure you can maintain this position in good balance without your knee dropping inward. Until you can do that, do not progress to the rest of this exercise.

Next, start moving your arms as if you are running while maintaining balance on one leg with the hips level. Once this is stable and easy to maintain, you can slowly move the unweighted leg to touch your toes/heel to the ground in front of you, out to the side, and behind you.

 

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