Running Cool Down - Balanced Movement Studio

Running Cool Down

Brian Beatty, PT, CFP

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Tightening up after a run is normal. A muscle that has no input from your nervous system is completely flaccid (this is what happens with paralysis). Running requires the body to become and efficient spring. To achieve this, the nervous system (brain) creates increased tension in the muscles needed to run. When done with deliberate attention and pace, this dynamic cool down routine will help reset your brain so you can leave that muscle tension at the end of your run instead of carrying it with you into the rest of your day.

Use this as a base routine.  It is designed to be quick, easy and comprehensive.  Extend, repeat and add variations to each move as much as you would like based upon time available and what feels good to you as you go through the routine.


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Nicholas Woronoff
Nicholas Woronoff

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

Brian and Andy helped me overcome a herniated disc that had me in pain 24/7. Within a few visits I was back to working out at full capacity without pain. Brian also helped me improve my run stride and movement of my posterior chain in the process. I'm stronger, faster, and healthier now having worked with them than I was before the injury.