Adapted from Gary Gray, and Nike coach Jay Johnson, the Lung Matrix is a great warm up before runs. It activates muscles in different planes to warm up your entire lower kinetic chain. Benefits from this exercise are:
- Easy activation of running musculature and joint control by controlling speed and depth.
- Takes you through all planes of movement to prepare the body for work.
- Loads joints in a progressive way increasing joint lubrication and surrounding muscle stability.
- Lightly increases heart rate preparing the body for more dynamic warm up routines.
We continue to see runners especially with patella femoral dysfunction gain better patellar tendon loading there enriching tendon-bone attachment, thickening their ability to withstand the repetitive loading of training. When you are an athlete in the Keller, Southlake, Trophy Club, and all over DFW you can utilize these exercises to avoid injuries.