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Old 05-15-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
Beau Bray
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My best friend has started doing crossfit WOD's with me. The only problem he has is when we run.

He gets really bad pain in the front of his legs. I've noticed that he runs very "heavy" and is very loud.

I did a little searching here and saw that many of you strongly recommend landing on the ball of the foot when you run?

I've visited the pose method website, but I'm seeing any specific info on it, without buying the materials.

Can anyone give me any basics on it? I just want him to be able to run with less pain, and I don't want him to badly injure himself.

I must be running pretty close to the correct way since I never have any pain while running.

Any help would be awesome!

Thanks everyone!

-Beau B.
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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Get correct shoes, run on a soft surface, warm up before running, and ice the hell out of it after.
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Can anyone recommend some good running shoes?
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:36 PM   #4
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Yep, the "running heavy" part is a classic sign of someone prone to shin splints. Luckily, these types of overuse injuries, like tendinitis in various parts of the body, can almost always be cured by strengthening some muscle, in this case the shins. See the following:

<http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/...-treatment.htm>

In the last couple of months I've treated achilles tendinitis and shin splints, the pain reduced almost to nothing within 2 weeks, simply by strengthening the calves and shins.
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