RunEzi Aqua Balance curing running knee injuries

Years ago I could hardly walk up stairs, my knees were so bad from years of running endless marathons and ultra-marathons. The physio said my legs were weak, despite the cross training of gym sessions and cycling.  What the physio was trying to say, is that my legs were not in balance.

The muscles were pulling my kneecap and knee into the wrong place. So as stubborn as I was and determined never to go back to to the physio, after the pain of elbow and needles to fix my leg, I devised my own method of balancing my legs.

I headed for the water and designed exercises that simulated running in the pool. I had always relied aqua running with a flotation vest. This helped keeping me fit when I was injured but never gave me the real benefit of strong balanced legs and core muscles.

I discovered exercises that got me back on the road never to have another knee related problem again and on top of it alleviated cramping in my hamstrings; and I could run faster and farther without running as as much.

Doing these exercises will not only get you back on the road but save you a fortune on physio bills.

I will post each exercise up and set you a challenge half of what you save on physio bill, with all your medical savings you can donate to and we will all be happy  🙂

Running up a hill ignore the slope and focus the road 2 or 3 meters in front of you

Running hills can either be nightmare or a challenge for us. We might be hanging in there using every bit of our energy left or feeling amazing and pushing ourselves literally flying up the hill.

Either way keeping our eyes on the road 2 or 3 meters in front of us will keep us distracted from the challenge. Each step is really only about a centimetre or two, unless you are running up a ridiculous hill or stairs! Our bodies are doing one step at a time. I fact running up stairs will teach you to focus on running this technique – if you don’t look at each step you will very quickly learn to focus on each step.

Running hills using our minds correctly only makes then less steep and shorter.

So when running up that hill, don’t look at the hill, look 2 or 3 meters in front of you and make running hills easier.