Another Angle

Left-right balance is important in running, but when standing on one leg, the body can be kept straight and stable on the left leg, but not stable and wobbly on the right leg. What causes this problem? Fortunately, the world is full of information from physiotherapists. Their advice can be summarised as follows.

Firstly, the muscles in my right buttock are not in use properly, so it is wobbly. My right buttock feels no strength because my pelvis is tilted backwards. The cause of the backward tilt should be addressed not only in the lower body but also in the upper, it seems.

Hip drop is caused by a hunched back and the drooping shoulders need to be corrected. This can be done by pulling the shoulder blades together, but not if the chest muscles are tight. So what causes a stiff chest?

I know it’s important to coordinate the upper and lower body, but I’ve found the most effective part for now, so I’ll concentrate on one point rather than all over the place. I hope it will bear fruit.