1. ASICS GEL KAYANO 16
Can a sneaker change your life? Well it did for me.
The Asics Gel Kayano are, in my opinion the best running shoe available and well worth the investment of @ 140.00.
Before I discovered the Asic Kayanos, I suffered from on and off again tendinitis in my ankle and lateral knee pain. Kayanos help you consistently strike the ground correctly and adjust for overpronation.
Now, my ankles and knees feel great. You can feel the difference as soon as you put them on and take your first few steps.
Asics are available at most sporting stores and nicer department stores like Von Maur and Nordstrom. or go to their website for more info http://www.asicsamerica.com/
This piece of equipment helped to stop the terrible lateral knee tightness I use to
get after about 20 minutes of running.
Many women tend to have lateral knee pain when they run due to the angle that their quadriceps cross from their hip joint to their knee. One way to combat this pain is to roll out your leg muscles with a foam roller.
After running, when your muscles are warm and loose (never do any stretching with cold muscles) lie down with your hip on top of roller and legs stretched out. Put your hands on the floor in front of you and roll your leg over the roller down the side of your leg from your hip to your knee. Slowly, go back and forth a few times.
Your muscles will probably feel tight so take it slow and stop if it is too painful.
Repeat on the other leg. You can then roll out your quadriceps, hamstrings and shins in the same manner. Do this 2-3 times a week after you run.
*Make sure to get your physicians clearance before doing any roller exercises.*
You can order these online at www.performbetter.com