Core Strengthening – blog post 2

Continuing with the series of exercises I am doing for strengthening my core muscles, I am showing below two exercises to strengthen the quads, hammies and glutes.

Done right, you are going to engage your glutes and hamstrings.

I am not a pro doing these exercises. Rather I am learning these from my social circle and chiropractor. Most of the runners, triathletes out there already know these exercises. Jotting them down in a blog post, and creating videos will only help to revise them, or switch your core strengthening exercises a bit. Challenges are always good :).  Continue reading

What hurts ??

Heels hurt ……..

Mundane, because no running.. took the day off to repair the broken parts. Have a sore heel on the right leg. The ‘Shoe-Dog’ gait testing mechanism at Road Runners tells me, that I put 53% weight of the body on my right leg,

Old and Newand rest on the left leg. phew!!! Anyways, the soreness in the heels is an indication that I need to change my running pairs.

Though I got a new pair of Asics, but the pain in the heels, early morning while getting out of the bed, is awful. Googled a bit, and found that it is called as Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciia is the connective tissue that runs from the heel to the base of the toes

Plantar Fasciitis, is a common form of injury among runners. It happens because of various reasons-

  1. Old pair of running shoes, without much cushion.
  2. sudden increase in mileage, leading to over stress of the legs
  3. this is related to the running form, where heels strike the ground first.
Detailed analyses, you can check out the following:
I have been rolling ICED bottle under the feet, rolling the heel, back of the heel, as much as I can. Even now, while writing this, I am massaging my foot with the ICED bottle.
I cannot cut down on running much, because of an upcoming Marathon in a month. But advice is to reduce the mileage, and work on strengthening the various machine parts.