As it is with most exercises, there are many variations on these same exercises, but these two exercises can get you started. Strengthening your obliques will help you to stabilize your lumbar spine, and strengthening your low abs will help to maintain proper pelvic positioning, and therefore assist you in maintaining good posture.
Month: September 2010
Frequency of stretching is important. If you need to gain muscle length, then stretching only when you exercise is not enough. Stretching before and after you exercise will help prevent injury and will maintain your current muscle length, but it will not increase muscle length. Stretching frequently through the day is the most effective way of stretching. A minimum of three times a day is needed to gain muscle length. Once you have gained sufficient length, stretching once a day and when you exercise will be sufficient to maintain muscle length.
Many of you may experience aches and pains throughout the course of your training program with the L.A. Leggers for the L.A. Marathon. Especially, you inexperienced runners. If your ache and pain continues beyond 2-3 weeks, you should seek medical attention. This is necessary even though you may have already tried altering your running gait …