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Benefits of Running

Benefits of Running

It was a great morning for a bit of Interval Training down at Vic Park 🏃‍♂️ 

Today I did 8 x 100m sprints, slowly building up to a sprinting pace and walking for a couple of minutes in between each one.

Running and particularly sprinting is such a primitive movement for the human body and a great way to shift energy and fire up our Central Nervous System.


It also strengthens our respiratory system and helps us breathe deeper, increasing our capacity to fill up our lungs with beautiful and sacred oxygen.


This helps to send this oxygen to more places like the brain, which can enhance mental clarity and focus.

This is why we often feel a sense of euphoria after running. Often referred to as runners high.

In today’s modern world running is a double edged sword because 98% of people injure themselves from running.

This is because most people don’t have the foundational strength or posture to support themselves.


My advice.


Start slow.

Begin with a couple of run through’s on a surface that is soft, like a well maintained football or soccer oval.

Don’t run 2 days in a row.


Let your body recover fully before doing your next running session.

Observe with great detail how your body responds to running. 

Not every modern human body responds well to running so listen carefully.

Some people are better off walking, cycling or swimming.

Slowly build it up from there and never push to your limits as this heightens the risk of injury.

Instead aim for 70-80% of your maximum effort, this will help you recover faster and become more efficient at running over time.

If you’d like to organise a private running session to check your mechanics, posture and suitability for running then please send me an email.

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