Friday, January 23, 2015

Cross Training- Friend or Foe?

Whether you're recovering from the Charleston Marathon/Half, preparing for the Cooper River Bridge Run or just simply a routine runner you should ALWAYS make sure you are Cross Training (yes, even if you aren't preparing for an event).

"Cross Training builds strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn't utilize. It prevents injury by correcting muscular imbalances. Runners have their obvious strengths: power, endurance, tenacity. But within those strengths lies the potential for weakness: quads that overpower our hamstrings, neglected upper bodies, and poor flexibility—qualities that could lead to problems and/or injuries." ~ Runners World

Cross-Training could be swimming, biking, yoga, pilates, weight lifting, walking or other forms of aerobic training. Cross-training days should be considered easy days that allow you to recover from the running you do the rest of the week.

If you are suffering from shin splints, heel pain, achey ankles or feet it may be due to a lack of cross training. By seeing us we can evaluate your problem and have you back on your feet in no time!

Charleston Office~Dr. Adam Brown
615 Wesley Dr. Ste 340 Charleston, SC 29407 (843)-225-5575

Mt. Pleasant Office~Dr. Andrew Saffer
501 Bramson Ct. Ste 301 Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 (843)-654-8250


  1. My uncle suffer from really bad foot pain when he runs. He loves to run, so he is trying to get help with his foot pain. He is going to try to find a foot specialist in his area. I hope that he is able to get everything figured out.

  2. For me personally I am encountering a lot less of the common runner's injuries even though doing marathons. I strengthen some regions through powerlift and crossfit training. For more insight visit my blog :)