Strength improves your running, strong muscles ensure stability on any surface.
Strength improves your running
Running puts a major load on the knees, feet and hips making them particularly prone to injury. When we run, the movement starts in the ankle and so it must be strong enough to cope with the load. After all, ankles have to support more than just our bodyweight because even normal walking can increase the load sevenfold. When we stop or change direction suddenly or if we leap into the air – all required in running sports such as football, handball or jogging – we need strong muscles to provide stability and a sure footing.
Kieser Training strengthens these muscles, reduces the risk of injury and improves overall running economy.
The following machines are particularly effective at training
- the feet (B3/B4),
- the calves (J1)
- and the lower back (F3)
and so are good for increasing the strength required for running.
Healthy feet need more than properly fitting shoes
Kieser Training has recently developed two new machines; global firsts that allow targeted ankle training and give the foot the required stability.
Our foot machines B3 and B4, combined with exercises to strengthen the calf and front shin muscles provide stability and support for the foot. One in four injuries at work and almost one in two leisure injuries are the result of a stumble or fall. Evidence shows that isolating the muscles responsible for ankle stability and then training them reduces the risk of injury. Stronger muscles make it easier to control the foot during its natural rolling from side to side and so reduce the risk of going over on the ankle. Strong lower leg muscles improve your running, reduce the risk of sports injuries, improve your sense of balance and aid recovery after an accident.
We shall be pleased to prepare a running programme for you – one tailored to your specific needs.
Well-trained foot muscles provide the required ankle stability
Strengthening the calf muscles with an emphasis on the extension phase helps avoid Achilles tendon problems.
F3: Lower back
Strong lower back muscles stabilise the body’s longitudinal axis when you run.
B1: Front thigh muscles
B7: Rear thigh muscles
C1: Upper back
Strength improves your running; strong muscles ensure stability on any surface.
Pedal stronger with the right training.
Improve your performance with a personal training programme.
Women - improve your appearance
Firm up the figure: Strengthening and toning the muscles makes you look slimmer and increases calorie consumption.
Men - improve your appearance
Achieve peak condition: Resistance training increases muscle strength and tones the body – the results are really impressive and clear for all to see.
Preventive strength training helps prevent osteoporosis.
Training the pelvic floor muscels
Strong pelvic floor muscles improve quality of life.
Do you stand for long periods at work?
All-round support: If your work involves standing for long periods, strength training improves your ability to cope with the associated strains.
Do you sit for long periods at work?
Keep strong throughout the day: Strength training improves your ability to cope with the strains involved in sedentary occupations and prevents tension.
A strong back
Strength for daily life: Intensive strengthening of back muscles alleviates and prevents back and neck pain.