Runners tend to have strong legs muscles built from miles on the roads or trails. We often tout the importance of maintaining strong core muscles, which is very important. However, today we are going to focus on a pair of muscles and their neighbors, who propel every step while also cushioning every landing. In this episode, we put the calves on center stage and discuss why this dynamic duo is so important to your running success.
Running is actually a more complicated process than it first appears
The 4 phases of running gait and muscle action during each
How running form maximizes the efficiency of using our forces
The running body is a passive spring (the importance or our tendons)
The running body is an active engine (the importance of our muscles)
The running body is beautifully intertwined - how the active machine and passive spring work together
When the body changes, problems can occur
How we can counteract the effects of aging and protect ourselves from injury
How we can get stronger and faster as we get older
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