Marathon Training Academy
January 24, 2016
In this guest post for Marathon Training Academy, you will learn how to improve your posture and thoracic (upper back) mobility while strengthening your upper back postural muscles in order to eliminate pain when running.
Imagine how much the average person actually slouches during a day. Slouching during breakfast, then hunched over the kitchen sink to wash dishes, slouching while driving a car, and then slouching while sitting at work or at a school desk. Don’t forget about slouching while texting, watching TV or using the computer. When you are not slouching, you’re bending over to clean or pick up children and/or pets. The list of slouching possibilities is endless!
Now envision your running posture. Does it look any different? Many of us run in a forward head and rounded shoulders position–a slouched posture! Runners experience many of the same aches and pains as their sedentary counter parts. Upper back and neck pain is a common occurrence. The most typical cause is almost always poor posture. Continue Reading