Pilates for Athletes Part Two – Glut Med, Hamstrings, Calves

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Running Athletes suffer mostly from Hamstring, outer knee and achilles niggles. If left untreated they can easily develop into full blown injuries.

These are my secret weapons! I believe physio should be simple.

Mist knee injuries from running occur from weakness in the gluts which allows the knee to drop in and strains the knee mechanism n various ways. The first exercise on this video activates the glutes in a functional manner encouraging the correct alignment. Clearly if this doesn’t work or makes it worse you must consult your doc / physio.

Typically the hamstring give us issues. Often because of weakness and because of bad stability sound the pelvis again. Therefore standing in a good posture and activating the hamstring again in a functional position will strengthen it for the demands needed for running.

The last one is the best i think… Ive basically not known a simple calf / achilles issue that has not been fixed by strengthening and a bit of stretching. – Worth a try i say.

And then of course do them all precautionary and benefit from reduced injury, better running efficiency and hey presto increased performance!!

Enjoy but use with caution.

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