This One Exercise Helps You Become a Better Runner

From TIME - January 5, 2018

As good as running is for your health, it can come with some unpleasant side effects, from shin splints to chronic low back pain.

But for back pain, at least, researchers at Ohio State Universitys Wexner Medical Center may have a one-step solution: Strengthen your deep core.

In a new study published in the Journal of Biomechanics, the researchers examined the way athletes bones and muscles interact when they run. They scaled a generic computer model of the human body to match a persons height and weight measurements, then used motion detection technology and force-measuring floor plates to monitor every element of the persons stride as they ran.


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