What I talk about when I talk about running……
Today I want to talk about micro dosing, a topic which might become a buzz word in athletics development.
It’s not as sinister as it might sound but it could help you become a better athlete.
So what do I mean by micro dosing; it is quite simply 5 minute chunks of exercise targeting a specific area. You may be thinking you can’t achieve very much in 5 minutes, however if you do 5 minutes 7 days a week you will accumulate 35 minutes of work, do it twice a day and you have 70 minutes of specific quality work.
You can incorporate it in a number of ways; prehab, rehab, targeting a perceived weakness or just focusing on an area. A great prehab routine might be the lunge matrix, where you are opening up the hips in all planes of movement. Important if you spend much of your working day sitting. With rehab for example you could work on eccentric stair stretches to recover from an Achilles injury. You may perceive a weakness in your hip flexors so incorporating clams or hurdle step overs would be beneficial. Finally, you may want to strengthen your core stability so perhaps a pedestal plank routine could be used.
As you can see the options are infinite so give it a try and see what happens.
If you have any questions please get in touch and I will try to answer them.