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How to protect shins while running

New runners can sometimes fall victim to shin injuries. The most common source of pain is known as a shin splint, or pain located on the front on the shin bone (anterior shin splints). They do not have to be a rite of passage for new runners, nor dissuade seasoned runners from training. Here are some great ways to protect shins while running. Run on softer surfaces It’s not surprising that running on harder surfaces like asphalt and concrete create additional stress on your shins and joints. Try to schedule your long runs on grass, compacted dirt trails or specialist running tracks. These softer surfaces will absorb more energy and help to protect shins while running. Get the right gear...

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