Sitting is Death: Running Warm-up for Desk-Dwellers

There’s a philosophy that many of us have in the training world that simply says, “Sitting is death”.

Why?

In short, sitting deforms your muscle balance. It makes the front of your leg muscle short, locks up your hips, overtightens your back, turns your core off and makes you a hunchback. Ever noticed an increasingly large number of people walking around with “texting neck“?

Because your body is an inseparable unite of tension and flexibility, It makes sense that a high impact sport like running could cause serious injuries if you don’t take measures to rebalance the system before you slam on it. With the Detroit marathon and other events coming up to finish out our cardio year in Michigan, I thought it would be great to give you runners a quick pre-running program you could do before you sprint yourway to victory.

This program, created by the National Academy of Sports Medicine doesn’t just stretch the body, it reactivates inactive muscles and lengthens overactive ones. All you need is a foam roller and dedication. Do this before you run and you’ll feel better, run faster and be less prone to injury.

LIVE WELL!!

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