𝗥𝗨𝗡𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗚𝗔𝗜𝗧 𝗔𝗡𝗔𝗟𝗬𝗦𝗜𝗦
This is what we are all about really as a specialist running shop we make sure you get the right kit and advice.
We get to know you as a runner…
* How long have you been running?
* What type of running do you do?
* What’s your up coming running goals?
* Any past injuries?
* Any current injuries?
* Any re - occurring issues?
* What are you currently running in?
We really want to get as much information as possible about you.
We start you off in some super squishy neutral trainers then take to the treadmill, starting you off with a power walk to get you loosened up and familiar with it then when ready we come up to a jog.
Here we look at
* The shoulders
* The hips
* The knees
* The ankles
* How you strike the ground
* How often you strike the ground
Here we are really looking at posture, are you leaning over too much? Is it a week core, is it habit from working environment? Being lent over at the hips/upper back can lead to over striding creating more impact and also do you even find yourself with a sore lower back or keep making yourself stand up straight during a race?
Generally not ideal running posture so get stronger, work that core and upper back you will be able to run further and pain free.
We look at the alignment through the gait cycle, having weak glutes can lead to a hip drop which in turn affects the knee, ankle and the levels of pronation.
In this case we recommend strength training to help even out that weakness however we also know many runners shy away from this.
Even if you just hit your local circuit classes that will make a huge difference.
When you run regularly you do get stronger, your technique does improve and that’s why a new analysis every time you buy new trainers is important rather than buy the same style for years.
As the picture shows we draw a line across the hips and bring you to the point that all your weight is on one leg and see what’s happening.
The knees can drop in as you run generally due to the hip drop we spoke about above.
We also look to see if the knee is twisted out/inward another sign of muscle imbalance’s we do this again using the software on the iPad to slow it all down as your foot touches down we draw a line down the length of the knee then we bring you through so all your weight is on one leg known as terminal stance here is where we see if the knee has moved in or out from where it was.
Again strength training with stretching to reduce the tightness of the dominant side will help with this.
So here is what people think it’s all about which it’s certainly the easiest place to ‘fix’ whilst running we will take the video then play back with you to show you what we are looking at.
We bring you to terminal stance again and draw a line up the back of the trainer to see the position your ankle is in, are you neutral or over/under pronating.
Finally we look at how and where you strike the ground.
From there we will bring out a selection of trainers and fit and then run you in them and record each time and review with you to show you the visual difference it can make having the right trainers.
This is just as important as the above, so often we see people with the wrong size trainers, they are either slipping and wearing out the back of the trainer, causing hotspots and blisters or too small and destroying your nails and causing a lot of discomfort.
Everyone has different shape feet so the right trainers count.
We look out for
* The overall fit
* The heel not slipping
* Make sure they are wide enough
* Make sure the is plenty of space between the longest toe
We can adjust the lacing to make sure they are the perfect fit.
We are happy to offer advice around training, nutrition, strength training, stretching during your appointment.
So that’s what we do
Sometimes you might not notice we have down all that but after doing way over 10,000 analysis’s in the last few years we have got it down to a fine art
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