If you love running early in the morning, then it’s good to hear. But it is a very painful news that sometimes we get an injury in our leg muscles (hamstring, knee, shin pain, etc.).
So it becomes a big problem for us to continue our morning schedule. But it may not be a big problem when you start your running with simple stretching.
Morning running is the best workout to start your day. It boosts energy level and keep energetic throughout the day.
I also love going for morning jogging. But due to some or other reason, I got pain in leg muscles.
So I was confused, what is the cause of this pain because I started running at a slow pace.
But one day I contact my sports trainer to get advice on the problem. So he said before going for a run, stretch out properly.
So next time, I start my jogging with properly stretching. Now there was no pain during running. So I can enjoy early morning running.
What is the problem behind this problem?
As we know that when we sleep our body muscles are sufficiently relaxed.
7-8 long sleep make our muscle stiff. During normal activity muscles become flexible and long.
But during sleep, these muscles shortens. These short muscles are stiff and not suitable for a quick workout.
You might have felt that when you woke up, early morning body is not flexible. There is a pain in joints if you start moving suddenly.
What is the solution?
Solution! It’s simple to avoid sudden movement when you woke up.
Before going for jogging, stretch for a while. It prepares the short muscle for the workout.
By just adding stretching routine of 2-4 minutes you can reduce your injury risk by 60% which is caused while starting a run. To avoid complete injury start your run at a slow pace. Also, keep yourself hydrated and enjoy running.
Enjoy running injury free for 2-4 minutes stretching and starting at a slow pace. Also, enjoy your nutrient-rich foods like fruits and nuts after a workout.