Training for an event such as the London Marathon?
Tips to help you keep on track with your training
Whether you are an amateur sports enthusiast or a top-flight professional, your body is prone to the same kinds of aches and pains. Repeated stresses can lead to a slight loss of proper movement in the bones of your spine (vertebrae) and joints, which in turn, can interfere with the healthy working of your muscles and nerves. You may have ignored the pain and carried on with your sport for too long without treatment. It’s not surprising that BCA chiropractors often see patients with problems of the shoulder, neck, elbow, back, hip, knee and ankle that could turn the enthusiastic amateur into a couch potato.
Tip 1 – Listen to your body
If you feel a niggle in your back or any muscle – don’t ignore it. If you can catch a problem early it can go quickly rather than stopping you from training.
Tip 2 – Build up the miles slowly
If you are training for a running event try and increase the mileage by 10% a week. By increasing the distance slowly you allow your body to adjust to the extra miles. Also try and vary the runs you do. Try a shorter quicker run in the week and then a longer slower run at the weekend for example.
Tip 3 – Hydration
Make sure you carry enough water or juice with you on a run to stop you getting dehydrated. Don’t forget to replace the salts as well as the water.
Tip 4 – Use a roller
After a hard session try using a foam roller on your muscles to stop the tightening too much. If your muscles remain quite tight a sports massage can also be really good to help with your training.
I hope these tips help don’t forget we offer a free 15 minute chat where you can see if we can help you on your fitness journey. The more active we can stay the better for our health.
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