6 Posture and Flexibility Assessment

Good range of motion and alignment are crucial to optimum performance.

In a way, this is the most important chapter in this book for injury prevention, and if I have learned anything about human nature over the years, it will be the least read. That’s too bad, because almost every running injury that I see is the result of a body being out of whack, imbalanced, some muscle groups too strong or too weak, others too tight. It’s usually just not because you’re out of shape or lazy or suffering from an accident. It’s because basic maintenance—stretching and strengthening—has been neglected. The good news is that ...

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