Thursday, September 26, 2013

If the Knees are A-Knockin'

Thanks to my personal race photographer spectating last weekend, I have some lovely race photos of myself. I noticed my knees are a-knockin' and wanted to see if anyone had input on this? I don't recall seeing this prior to having to take the past year forever off, but either way I feel like it should be fixable. Perhaps some running form drills, stretch/strengthening exercises, or even just focusing on doing 'something' (the correct form) while running?

The other morning I tried to "feel" what my hips are doing while I run (is one side dropping) but needless to say it wasn't easy to tell. Nothing hurts, I just figured it was ugly running form and needed to be fixed, but so far I can't find anything via the googler.



Suggestions appreciated!
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  1. I got nothing. But, yay for running! (I'm so helpful.)

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    1. Yeah, I'll take knocky knees over not-running any day!

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  2. How about having your run stride looked at? Most running shoe stores have that option here, I would think you have some of those?

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  3. I've heard it's weak hips. It happens to me, too.

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  4. You're racing! You're racing! I'm no help though.

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  5. It could be a strength imbalance - like you suggest maybe 1 side of your hips is dropping while running? As long as no pain I wouldn't worry too much about it though.

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  6. Look at you go! Wow. I feel like I have missed out on a lot. I don't really notice anything from the pics.

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  7. What? The Googler has nothing? Neither do I. But yay for running! My flipping ankles clang together. WTH?

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  8. Yes! Doing lots of lateral stuff should help strengthen your hips, which is usually what's responsible for the knock-kneed thing (which I'm well familiar with in my own race photos). Try side shuffles with a resistance band around your ankles. If that's easy, try it with one around your ankles, one around your knees. Yeowch!

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