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Don’t Break That Dorito! (And 3 other tips for avoiding shoulder cramping while you run.)

Do you experience cramps in your shoulders when you run?


The solution to your problem is 4 simple steps away:

Step 1: Unclench those fists!

Avoid running with tight fists. Let your hands relax.

Pro-Tip: Imagine running with a potato chip between your fingertips. Don’t break that dorito!


Step 2: Keep your shoulder blades back and down.

Your neck isn’t going to help you run faster.

Keep your shoulder blades back, down and out of your ears.

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Step 3: Arms should be 90/90, Cheek to Cheek

Both arms should always be flexed at 90 degrees at the elbow.

Your thumbs should track from the cheek on your face to the cheek on … not your face.


Peanut!Step 4: Foam roll before and after your run.

Grab a “peanut” (two tennis or lacrosse balls taped together) and roll out your thoracic spine and neck before and after your run.

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