Exhale on Your Left Foot to Avoid Side Stitches While Running
Jan 20, 2014 23:22
There's nothing worse than running in a race only to be suddenly struck by that painful stabbing pain on your side. But the truth is that these "side stitches" are quite a common ailment while running. However, there is a neat little trick that you can use to avoid feeling like someone just stabbed the side of your rib.
In his book The Lore Of Running, Dr. Tim Noakes recommends changing your running gait by focusing on always breathing in and out when you land on your left foot:
Change your gait such that you are beginning inhalation and exhalation as your left foot strikes the ground. Many runners begin and end their breathing cycle on the same foot, such that runners may be described as right-footed or left-footed with regards to breathing. Practising this altered gait may decrease the frequency that the liver, the heaviest abdominal organ, is displaced downwards while the diaphragm is in its highest position.
Sure it sounds almost too simple of a solution, but it's still better than nothing.
If you're considering becoming a full-time yogi and avid teacher of this spiritual practice, then you may be wondering the best way that you can take the course. Since yoga training is a rigorous - but enlightening and empowering - experience, you may find that this is a very time-consuming and demanding part of your life. Read more
If you’re following a lot of fitness blogs and social media, you’ve probably found yourself inundated with supplement promotions. How important are these products, though? While many influencers would lead you to believe that workout supplements are critical to success, the fact is that most don’t do anything that you can’t achieve with a balanced diet. Read more
Allergies are a very common medical condition that occurs in people of all ages, even babies. Once they are born, infants may show signs of being allergic to certain foods or other substances which may cause them some health problems. Read more