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Runners don't always have the best, ahem, track record when it comes to avoiding injury. Part of the reason? Runners run—and that's pretty much it.
"When you do the same motion over and over, odds are you'll develop strength and flexibility imbalances as you overwork some muscles and ignore others," says USA Track & Field Level 2 endurance coach Carl Leivers.
As those imbalances increase, so does your chance of injury , whether it's shin splints, tendonitis, runner's knee, or any other common running ailment. That's where this workout comes in handy.