Alright fit my shins hurt like shit from running, i have running shoes and run on concrete because i have no choice, and was wondering if i can still run but not have pain, also when i run i run pushing off my toes. Also admittedly i used to run but put on some weight,(chubby, not obese or anything) so do you guys have any advice?
Am i fucked, i really don't want to lose momentum, i ran 5 times last week (1.89 miles in 15 mins) and stopped and hit the gym one day and tried running yesterday and could barely make it, i still completed it, just walked alot more than i would have liked.
>also when i run i run pushing off my toes
I found your problem. This is good technique at the end of a race when you want to finish pitching forward for that extra burst of speed, but for the majority of your run you should focus on striking with the middle portion of your foot
Pain when running isn't good, stop running if it's hurting. Not burning, it should burn your thighs, but pain in your shins is bad. If you try to push through it, you'll only make it worse
We've all been there, getting shin splints. Just take it easy, so you don't damage your body more, and do what you can. Your body will get more used to running over the weeks, and you'll stop feeling pain
That's assuming good form. Get your fucking form in check. And don't be fat
And maybe like 190, lol pretty chubby.
So that's most likely the cause of my shin splints then?
Unless you're really short, you're not 190. When were you last on a scale?
Yes, fix your form. You should just be picking your foot up and putting it back down, not pushing forward. And it should be really quiet, don't hit the ground hard
just give your bones some time to build up from all the impact.
I used to get splints from jumping rope, really annoyed me cuz i would have to stop before I would get a decent amount of cardio in.
After a few weeks of slowly building up the pain went away.
Yeah, I'm 185, 6', and you're a lot heavier than me. Get on a caloric deficit, and I'd stop running for now. Focus on losing weight and walk, you're putting your joints under unnecessary strain right now with your weight
it is 100% the cause of your difficulties. if you're running with good form and at a proper pace your heart will explode before your legs give out. If your legs are failing you it's because of your pace, posture, and/or technique.
Take an easy week or two to run shorter disances but with perfect posture and technique. Then hit the pavement like it's a cheating whore.