Can Sprinting Actually
Improve Your Joint Health?
It seems like an odd question doesn't it?  

Because as we all "know", high impact sports are hard on the joints...right?  

Well for the most part, this is totally true. 

Sports that require a lot of sudden side to side movement...

Like basketball, tennis, soccer, and even powerlifting for example....

Are all well known to cause chronic knee problems as you get older.  

But why is this exactly?  

The True Cause of Joint Problems in Sports

Joint problems occur for one of two reasons: 

Either through unpredictable twisting movements, like you often deal with in sports like tennis and basketball.  

Or by putting more stress on the legs than the muscles can handle...

Which forces the joints to help in a way they weren't meant to.  

You'll often see this in weightlifting...

When competitors attempt lift more weight than the human body was really designed for.  

So How Do You Keep Your Joints Healthy?

The truth is, you can’t exercise your way towards healthy joints.  

The only way to keep your joints healthy over the years...

Is to eat healthy so they have the proper building blocks to maintain and repair themselves…

And to protect them from excessive levels of impact that they weren’t designed for. 

You do this first, by avoiding activities which are likely to damage them....

And second by protecting the joints as much as possible...

With surrounding them with enough muscle to bear the load of your daily activities.  

Isn't Running Hard on the Joints?

For the most part, people assume that running of all sorts is bad for the joints. 

Which makes sense, since it's such a high impact form of exercise.  

With high level competitive sprinters, where the goal is to shave off that extra fraction of a second at all costs…

A good argument can be made for why it probably IS unhealthy.   

The same goes for marathon joggers, where the problem is not excessive IMPACT, but instead...excessive VOLUME.

In both of these cases, the stress on the knee is unnaturally high.  

However, with 99% of normal people, knee and other joint problems occur...

Not as a result of too much exercise, but instead, too little.  

So up next...

How Lack of Exercise Affects the Joints

With insufficient exercise, the muscles surrounding the joints get smaller and weaker...

Until eventually, they are incapable of adequately protecting the joints...

On the rare occasions when you actually DO exercise.  

So the load they once handled gets transferred more and more to the joint.  

And THIS is what ultimately causes problems.  

And this is why, when you finally do exercise after a long stretch of not exercising...

The next day, you'll often feel just as much, if not MORE pain in your joints, than in your muscles.  

The Solution?

While any sort of moderate exercise is better than no exercise at all...

Sprint training in healthy doses actually offers a unique benefit towards protecting the joints...

In a way that almost no other exercise can offer.  

You see, by sprinting, not only will you build up all the muscles surrounding your joints...

You will be doing so with an absolute minimum volume of impact, since the volume of time you run is so short....

And more importantly...

The speed at which you strike the ground trains your muscles to respond extremely fast to any external stimulus.  

So not only do the muscles get stronger, the get "quicker" as well.  

And as a result, over your lifetime...

Your joints get the best compromise of maximum protection and minimum stress.  

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