What Is Cadence?

by iMove Physiotherapy 21 Jun 2017


About iMove Physiotherapy

iMove Physio help educate on injury prevention through regular guest speaking at Can Too run groups in Sydney, and support Can Too’s community funding model by donating 5% of all Can Too consults back to the Can Too Foundation.

iMove Physio offer 50% off your first 2 consults as a Can Too runner. iMove believe a 1 on 1 running assessment is an important part of injury prevention, supporting runners with a customised program to help them on their journey. This leaves another visit available if niggles pop up during training and can be addressed. On top of the discount you can use your health fund rebate, meaning the cost of your two full 40min physio visits with a running specialist is minimal.

They have clinics in Rozelle , Miranda , and Panania .

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— TRANSCRIPT OF THIS VIDEO —

Hi guys, it’s Mic from iMove Physio, toady we’re going to talk about cadence.

Cadence is how many steps you take per minute when running.

There’s been some great research come out showing us that if you increase your steps per minute by 5% you can achieve a 20% reduction in ground reaction force.

This is the force that goes through your joints – so this could save your knees, your hips, and your lower back.

The cues you can use to try this, are to take shorter, faster steps, or run quieter.

There’s also a couple of cools apps you can use which we can include here. You can set Spotify to run 170 or  180 BPM (beats per minute ) to help lift that cadence up.

So on your next run, just try increasing your cadence a little bit and you’ll get the benefit through your joints.

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