Steps For Running Around Injury

Knee kind of sore after yesterday's run? According to a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, step rate can alter leg joint loading to help reduce injury risk. Analyzing the hip and knee joints of 45 recreational runners on treadmills, scientists discovered that all joints absorb more energy when you slow your step rate 5% to 10% from the preferred pace. Increasing your step rate by the same percentage shifts loading from knees to hips.

True Strength Moment: According to this research, that sore knee is best worked around by quickening your pace 10%. Working more steps into your run also increases the length of your stride while decreasing hip rotation. Experiment with these pacing tips to see if they help you maintain your regular routine.
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Aug 23, 2011
Thanks for the insight. It birgns light into the dark!