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Running Tip: Run With an Egg

From the title of this post, you might think I am asking you literally to run carrying delicate eggs, but that is not the case. I simply want you to pretend you're holding an egg in each hand, gently cupping your palm instead of clenching your fists. Rest your thumbs against your fingers and pretend you're protecting an egg, being careful not to crush it. This trick should help you relax your grip, which will in turn help relax the muscles in your arms, shoulders, and neck. Releasing tension in your upper body will prevent pain during and after a run. Running is hard enough without the unnecessary tension.

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MsChoo MsChoo 7 years
oooh thanks! my shoudlers hurt like crazy when i run
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 7 years
I should try that, I tend to tense up in the shoulders when I run
runningesq runningesq 7 years
That's a great idea to keep your upper body loose, mamasita!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I love this tip! I try and keep my hands moving and flowing when I run, usually pretending I'm playing the music along with my ipod.... keeping my fingers waving around like they're hitting piano keys keeps my hands and arms relaxed and also helps me tune into the music and my hands instead of noticing I'm tired or want to stop :)
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