Muscle fatigue affects our footprint
Knowing our footprint when running is of great importance so that the shoe is suitable for our foot, allows us to correct some imperfections and thus prevent injuries. And while there are several determining factors, we must bear in mind that muscle fatigue affects our footprint.
That is, the genetics and bone structure are determinants of our tread as well as the career technique that can distribute the loads in different ways on our foot, but what we should consider is that the muscular fatigue After large run volumes, you can modify the tread.
Thus, in long-distance races, when the leg muscles are fatigued, the muscles responsible for supporting the plantar vault and giving movement to the foot are also stressed, therefore, the support and pressure points are modified.
For example, 30 runners of the BioPiEx Research Group of the University of Extremadura were observed in a study, which at greater distance traveled and more muscular fatigue, the tread tends to pronation, registering more pressure below the second and third metatarsal of the foot as well as the heel.
This means that in a marathon, as the test takes place, pronators become more pronounced, runners with a neutral tread tend to pronation and supinators can modify the tread to neutral.
Specifically, it helps us to know that muscle fatigue affects our footprint to prevent injuries, because if we frequently run marathons or long-distance challenges, the overload can not only play against the muscles, but also, for our footprint and joints.
So, let's not tire our body too much, we don't run many marathons together but let our body rest, because an excess of effort can lead to injury, not only because it modifies the tread, but because it depletes our whole body.