8 Prehab Moves For The Ultimate Run
With The Virgin Money London Marathon just around the corner, the runners making sure they are well prepared and race day quickly approaching, all the hard work is nearly done and now it’s time to really take care of the body.
At Bodyism, prehab is as important if not more than the workout itself. We believe that beginning every session with 5 minutes of foam rolling to relieve the fascia, followed by prehab movements to prepare the body is essential to achieve optimum results.At Bodyism, prehab is as important if not more than the workout itself. We believe that beginning every session with 5 minutes of foam rolling to relieve the fascia, followed by prehab movements to prepare the body is essential to achieve optimum results.
With London Marathon fast approaching, we’ve put together 8 prehab moves to help long distance runners and running enthusiasts in preparing their bodies for the big day.
These moves are designed to increase hip, knee, ankle alignment and stability, vital when preparing for a run. Working on these muscles while strengthening your core muscles will aid in achieving ultimate efficiency during your run.
Like running, prehab movements come at no cost and will save you from causing long-term damage to your body. Long distance runs can put a lot of oxidative stress on your system so it’s important to put as much effort as you do in your run in to how you wind down after.
“Do it mindfully and enjoy it. ”
James Duigan, Bodyism Founder
Marathon Nutrition advice from Bodyism Head of Training Matt Bevan
Pre-marathon: Make sure to get your carbohydrates in, bananas are a great option pre marathon. Hydration is also vital, try to have an electrolyte drink a few times before the run. I like mixing 3-5g of pink himalayan salt, 12 oz of water with lemon.
Post marathon – Keep hydrated and stretch, stretch and stretch. Use a magnesium spray on sore areas, take an epsom salt bath, if you can go to an infrared sauna or book in for an Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) session or massage at Bodyism. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and booking.
You deserve this meal, go out and enjoy it and make sure you eat slowly and enjoy every bite.