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Runner's FitKit Manual
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Included in the kit--purchase only if you
have bands and need just the book
NOTE: program can be performed
on with weights & gym machines--conversion
FitKit can be customized to meet your individual needs and goals—the
program includes optional exercises for particular running conditions
(hills, faster paces, uneven terrain) and for preventing specific
running injuries of the foot, shin and knee.
Included is a range-of-motion assessment to identify
running muscles in need of
special attention and a pullout chart with a stretching routine for
the office. In addition, the manual contains chapters explaining
causes and prevention of running injuries, how increased strength and
power translate into
better running performance, and special considerations for
the novice and over-forty runner.
with overuse running injuries the problem isn’t “overuse” but rather
“lack of preparation for use.” Inadequate strength and poor
flexibility result in weak, tight muscles that increase the risk of
getting a running injury. For example, weak hip abductor strength is linked to
Iliotibial Band Syndrome, while excessively tight calves and
hamstrings can cause knee problems for the runner.
increases not only strength and flexibility but also power and
muscular endurance with exercises that mimic movements and
muscle actions of the running gait. Therefore, the hip flexors are
trained for their role in the knee drive (the primary propulsive force
in distance running), the hamstrings for their braking action of the
knee drive, and the shin muscles for endurance to help prevent
fatigue-related running injuries.
Running Exercises and Stretches
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