Stronger Hips, Fewer Injuries
Everything is connected: Runners with strong hip muscles are less likely to sustain lower leg injuries, according to a study review by Canadian researchers. During running, the knee collapses inward a bit, which can lead to tissue damage and pain, says lead author Reed Ferber, PhD. Strong hip abductor muscles limit this movement. Resistance-band exercises—performed after a workout so you don’t tire the muscles—help the most, says Ferber.
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