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RUNNING IS MEDICINE

Chris Nentarz, PT, CSTS, NASM-PES, CSTI
Running is one of the most assessable and beneficial form of exercise available. But, it
doesn’t come with out risks. Evidence states that up to 70% of Runners experience an
injury. There is no one cause of injury, nor is there one solution to avoid injury.
However, using a comprehensive and systematic approach will help you decrease your
risk for injury and enhance your performance.
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MOBILITY
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PERFUSION

HEALTH

TISSUES

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SLEEP

PATTERNS

RECOVERY
SKILL

INUTRITION

SUCCESS

MOVEMENT
PREP
PHYS-IOLOGY

NUTRITION

FULES

LOADING
HYDRATION

REACTIVE

RUNNING

NUTRIIENTS
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FOOTWEAR

RUNBetter Comprehensive System
Your body is a high-powered engine and this system gives you the tools necessary to
keep your engine performing at its best. Our goal today is leave you with practical and
executable strategies to use today.

and 2. Prehab exercises are best prescribed after a movement assessment and running analysis. Miniband Walking. They should be completed before every run. 3. . Miniband Walking Bent leg side to side Miniband Walking Bent leg forward and backward Miniband Walking Straight Leg side to side Miniband Walking Straight leg forward and backwards 1. Notes: 3. 4. and 4. 2. 1.PREHAB Prehabilitation exercises prevent injury and drive performance.

3. 1. Movement prep should be performed before every training session. 2. 5. 6.MVMT PREP Movement preparation exercises increases your core body temperature. 1. and enhances your motor abilities. . Notes: BW Lunge with Reach Worlds Greatest Stretch Runner’s Hip Hinge Marching Ankling Ankling with Arm Reach 2. dynamically stretches key muscles. 4. activates key muscles. 3.

RUNNING Effective and efficient running form is critical for injury prevention and performance. Regardless of what footwear you have of what surface you run on there are 3 cues that will optimize your form.A. RUNBetter P.L. Cuing Notes: 2. Arms 3.  Posture •  Tall Spine.  Legs •  Lift from your hip •  Land behind your center of mass •  Anticipate the ground .A. Head Up and Chest Up •  Relaxed and rythmic arms swings •  Maintain ‘masses and Spaces •  Pump back and recover forward •  Slightly lean forward from ankles •  Use arms to balance your body P.L. Cuing: 1.

Kneeling hip flexor 2. 2.REGEN Regeneration helps our tissues heal and adapt to the training process. AIS piriformis 7. and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS). 6. 5. . It includes nutrition. 3. 3. Regen should be performed after every training session. Foam Roll quad Foam roll calf Foam roll T-spine AIS bent knee hamstring 1. AIS straight leg hamstring 6. 5. 4. 1. 4. self soft tissue release.

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions: running@trainsmartbuffalo. you will find yourself running with less pain and improved performance. It is our goal to provide you with the best support you need to enjoy the sport you love most. and like any journey. By employing the RUNBetter system. Notes: Mastering running takes time and energy.7.com . it has its up and downs.