Status: 20.11.2023, 21:14 PM
By: Sascha More
Running is very popular, but there are a lot of mistakes that are made over and over again and should be avoided at all costs.
Frankfurt – When jogging, there are a number of mistakes that should be avoided in order to make training safer, more effective and more enjoyable. One of the most common problems is choosing the wrong running shoes. It is crucial to find shoes that fit your foot shape and running style to avoid injuries and discomfort. Another important element is warming up. A thorough warm-up program prepares the body for the load, increases blood flow to the muscles and significantly reduces the risk of injury. This is especially important in winter, even though jogging in the cold is less dangerous than previously thought
Running Tips: These Mistakes Are Fatal
Incorrect running technique can quickly lead to overload and various injuries. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to pay attention to an upright posture, a slightly forward-leaning posture and the correct arm movement (parallel to the body in the direction of running, not crossing in front of the body). In addition, it is crucial not to start running too hastily. Starting too quickly can lead to rapid fatigue and significantly affect endurance throughout the run.
Another omission is often the lack of attention to regeneration. The body needs time to recover adequately after exercise. Rest days and recovery breaks are just as crucial as the actual running training to prevent overuse and injuries. In addition, it is of great importance to pay attention to the signals of your own body. In case of pain or discomfort, a break should be taken in good time to avoid more serious injuries.
Many runners make avoidable mistakes while jogging. © IMAGO/Josep Suria
Improper breathing can also affect mileage. It is essential to breathe consciously and deeply in order to transport sufficient oxygen into the body. Shallow breathing can lead to annoying side stitches and premature exhaustion.
Avoid common mistakes when jogging
Many runners often neglect stretching, which is a common mistake. Stretching exercises are crucial for improving muscle flexibility, stimulating blood circulation, and reducing the risk of injury. It is important to stretch regularly before and after running, as this should be an integral part of the training program.
In addition, it is crucial not to neglect nutrition and hydration. A balanced diet and adequate hydration are crucial to support performance, recovery and overall well-being during running training. By avoiding these mistakes and following proper running technique, proper footwear, proper rest, conscious breathing, regular stretching, as well as a healthy diet, jogging can become an effective and healthy training experience. (smr)
Machine support has been used for this article. The article was carefully reviewed by editor Sascha Mehr before publication.