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The weather is not disappointing as it is reaching the usual upper 90’s and hopefully; this article will provide real beneficial insight into how to prevent sports injuries for those who enjoy jogging and running even in hot, humid temperatures.
Here’s the WARNING! Stay hydrated and please stay off the concrete, friends, it is a prelude to joint trouble, shin splints, and other unwanted problems in the future.
Concrete, the hardest running surface most runner’s (or any participant in any sport) encounter, has no give. At least, not enough to provide the foot shock protection needed for joggers and runners. If there is no other option, and you have to run a portion of your run on concrete, make sure your shoes are designed to take the shock so that legs, back muscles, and spine will not.
The amount of torque a runner or jogger produces upon impact with a concrete surface (or any surface) is unbelievable.
At least, when first discovering it, I was astounded. The shock wave of the foot landing on the concrete has to go somewhere. I’m not really sure but think the energy has to travel up and through the body then out somehow. If body alignment is correct, the muscles warmed up to react as designed, and the shoes a proper fit to maintain foot rotation, etc. then maybe the energy all processes as it should without any biological or physiological problems.
This information is not new news. But, many ignore the warnings important in learning how to run or jog and feel good afterward. Good shoes, proper body alignment in exercise, and good hydration work together as building blocks to a better quality of life.
Running expert , sports columnist, and Washington, DC podiatrist, Dr. Pribut, Carol De Devito, and Art Liberman co-author the definitive running book, Everything Running Book: From Circling the Block to Completing a Marathon, Training Techniques to Make You a Better Runner.This book is a must read for every runner.
Seniors -Get this! The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 55:B177-B182 (2000)study CONCLUDED NO AGE RELATED DIFFERENCESin the following study. In the abstract of the article, Cardiovascular Stress Associated With Concentric and Eccentric Isokinetic Exercise in Young and Older Adults, the study compared “heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, and rate pressure product, to submaximal isokinetic concentric and eccentric knee extensions at the same absolute torque output in 20 young and 20 older adults.
Think about those results. Okay?