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Tibialis Anterior : Most Active Muscle When Running

The most active leg muscle during running is the tibialis anterior, a strip of sinew which runs down the shin to the inside edge of the foot and pulls the foot inward and upward.

The Tibialis Anterior

During running, the tibialis anterior contracts forcefully about twice as often as any of the other four muscles, so it is probably the muscle most prone to fatigue. As it becomes tired, the risk of shin splints and stress fractures is likely to rise, as does the amount of pronation occurring at the ankle joint (excessive pronation has been linked to a variety of running problems, including knee injuries).

Thus, it is critical for athletes to make their tibialis anterior muscles as strong and fatigue proof as possible.

Some of the ideas to make the tibialis anterior muscle stronger is,

  • Deeping the lower leg in ice bath after running
  • Soft massage
  • Stretching the lower leg
  • Doing squats and calf raises

Information courtesy of, brainmac post, lower leg injuries.

Knee Joint Strengthening Exercise Video

Knee injury is another common running injury. Knee injuries while running are usually caused by increasing the intensity or duration of running too quickly.

A knee injury could be a knee tendonitis or just a muscle train. Moderate knee injuries can heal by themselves but when the knee injury is serious, it is important to see a physician.

Treatment of knee injury involves exercises to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. The following video demonstrates knee joint and muscle strengthening exercises.

 

Elliptical Trainer Machine : Brooklyn

Elliptical cross trainers are now common in homes & gyms across Brooklyn. Elliptical cross trainer gives you the same benefit as running or walking, it effectively works out your lower body as well as your upper body.

Where to Find & Buy Elliptical Trainers In Brooklyn.

The following major chains have stores in and around New York City where you can buy an Elliptical Cross trainer machine.

  1. Sears
  2. Kmart
  3. Walmart
  4. Hammercher schlemmer
  5. Best Buy
  6. Target
  7. Sports Authority
  8. Kohls
  9. Modell’s

Price of the elliptical depends on the brand of elliptical trainer. In this stores prices start from a low of $279 at Kohls to a high of $2,700 at Hammercher Schlemmer.

Benefits of Elliptical Trainer

There are more benefits. It has been proven that the elliptical trainer could efficiently give you a total workout without impacting your bones, joints, and muscles. That is why for most people who suffered from knee injuries, it is recommended to work out on these.

Elliptical Cross Trainer : New York City

Elliptical cross trainers are now common in homes & gyms across New York City. Elliptical cross trainer gives you the same benefit as running or walking, it effectively works out your lower body as well as your upper body.

Where to Find Elliptical Trainers In New York City

The following major chains have stores in and around new york city where you can buy an Elliptical Cross trainer machine.

  1. Sears
  2. Kmart
  3. Walmart
  4. Hammercher schlemmer
  5. Best Buy
  6. Target
  7. Sports Authority
  8. Walgreen
  9. Kohls
  10. Modell’s

Price of the elliptical depends on the brand of elliptical trainer. In this stores prices start from a low of $279 at Walgreens to a high of $2,700 at Hammercher Schlemmer.

Benefits of Elliptical Trainer

There are more benefits. It has been proven that the elliptical trainer could efficiently give you a total workout without impacting your bones, joints, and muscles. That is why for most people who suffered from knee injuries, it is recommended to work out on these.

Running Injuries Statistics

With all the amazing advancements in sports medicine, you’d think that our rates of shinsplints, runners knee, ankle injuries and stress fractures should be under control.

A recent runnersworld.com poll revealed that 66 percent of respondents had suffered an injury in 2009.

Read the full article at runnersworld