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How many miles did you run today?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by MonkeyFresh, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. ibleedwhite

    ibleedwhite Senior member

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    Any of you runners suffer from jumpers knee? i dont know how common it is with runners?
     
  2. turbozed

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    Any of you runners suffer from jumpers knee? i dont know how common it is with runners?

    It's common for women who are long distance runners. Here's a pubmed study:

    Yet again, doing squats is the answer!
     
  3. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    today: dragged my tired ass over 5 1/3 miles, on four hours' sleep. Still tired.
     
  4. Eagle

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    Ground out 6.7 miles today...not pretty, not fast , not even pretty fast but, by gawd I did it! [​IMG]
     
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    It's common for women who are long distance runners. Here's a pubmed study:



    Yet again, doing squats is the answer!



    Squats is the answer? thats what eccentric training is?
     
  6. turbozed

    turbozed Senior member

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    Squats is the answer? thats what eccentric training is?

    Eccentric means the negative load when you're lifting a weight caused by lengthening the muscle. Say you're doing a press, the eccentric part of the exercise is when you're lowering the weight to your chest. The concentric part is where you're pushing the weight out and contracting your chest.

    Squats help strengthen the knee extensors. The study just points out that strengthening the eccentric portion of the knee extensors is beneficial. Thus, you should gain this specific strength when going down for a squat (lowering your body into squat position).

    Of course, squats must be done properly with correct form to be effective (they might even be damaging if your form is way out of whack). If your knee problems are bad then I'd see a professional about it. Otherwise, read up on squats and their benefits. Squatting is the king of exercises for a reason.
     
  7. Fatto_in_Italia

    Fatto_in_Italia Well-Known Member

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    squats it is then!
    Still suffering from my runners knee. Did run 3 miles on a treadmill today, but that's not the place where I wanna train for a (semi) marathon.
     
  8. why

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    squats it is then!
    Still suffering from my runners knee. Did run 3 miles on a treadmill today, but that's not the place where I wanna train for a (semi) marathon.


    Why are you running when you still have Runner's Knee? It's not going to heal as long as you keep running.
     
  9. turbozed

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    squats it is then! Still suffering from my runners knee. Did run 3 miles on a treadmill today, but that's not the place where I wanna train for a (semi) marathon.
    Sweet. A new convert! Can't stress this enough: do a lot of research on squats and spend a lot of time learning the proper form before going heavy weights. Here are some starting points: http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#The_Squat http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1736931 Also, stop running for a bit to rehab the knee like why suggests The two articles advocate different bar positions, but following either program will safely build lower body strength if done properly.
     
  10. why

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    Sweet. A new convert!

    Can't stress this enough: do a lot of research on squats and spend a lot of time learning the proper form before going heavy weights.

    Here are some starting points:

    http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#The_Squat
    http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1736931

    Also, stop running for a bit to rehab the knee like why suggests

    The two articles advocate different bar positions, but following either program will safely build lower body strength if done properly.


    Powerlifting stances for squats are generally not very effective for runners and it'd probably be best to follow the Starting Strength guide.
     
  11. Fatto_in_Italia

    Fatto_in_Italia Well-Known Member

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    Why are you running when you still have Runner's Knee? It's not going to heal as long as you keep running.

    Well, as I posted before, it doesn't hurt at all till after a couple mile. I don't run any longer distances at all anymore.
    Today I ran 2x 1.5 mile in the gym on a treadmill as a warm up. With those short distances I do notice my right knee is a little bit weaker than my left knee, but it feels far from wrong. It just feels like I can't 'hold' the balance very well. I suspect the muscles around my knee can't keep up with the shocks during running..
    If I write it down like this, strengthening the muscles makes sense.. But then again, I might just write it down, so it confirms my own suspicion. Either way, I'm gonna give it a shot and I'll post the outcome asap.
     
  12. turbozed

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    Powerlifting stances for squats are generally not very effective for runners and it'd probably be best to follow the Starting Strength guide.

    The second article actually suggests using the high-bar Olympic squat style. Rippetoe in SS advocates using the low bar position, which is more similar to the power lifting stance. I prefer the high-bar position and Oly squat since I plan on adding more cleans and snatches to my routine.
     
  13. username79

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    4 this morning. Easy 2 tonight because I was bored.

    Had runners knee. Switched shoes after taking two weeks off. No more pain. Addicted to running, was very shitty to take two weeks off and bike instead.
     
  14. quevola

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    5 miles on the tread - for the first time in my life I'm really enjoying running[​IMG]
     
  15. why

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    Rippetoe's squats are all fucked up really. They're more beneficial for most people than powerlifting squats and a lot easier to learn than Olympic squats, but they're almost a good morning.
     
  16. Fatto_in_Italia

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    Sweet. A new convert! Can't stress this enough: do a lot of research on squats and spend a lot of time learning the proper form before going heavy weights. Here are some starting points: http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ#The_Squat http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=1736931 Also, stop running for a bit to rehab the knee like why suggests The two articles advocate different bar positions, but following either program will safely build lower body strength if done properly.
    thanks for the links. I'm definitely gonna read a lot before i perform a squat as I can easily see how things can go wrong, on for example your back, if you don't do 'em right.
     
  17. DNW

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    2+2 today, at a moderate pace. Felt great.
     
  18. gamelan

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    5.1 at 8:39 pace.

    -Jeff
     
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    zero and I have my big ass belly as proof it's a god damn shame
     
  20. kakemono

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    3.5 Miles
    32 Minutes.

    Slow and steady pace. [​IMG]
     

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