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Monday, April 27, 2009

I am training for the Police and have shin splints

I’m 43 and training to become accepted as a NZ policeman. Unfortunately, I’m not as fit as I used to be but, through regular running and swimming my levels of fitness are improving. The downside to the running is that I am suffering badly from shin splints and in turn can’t run often enough to help reduce my 2.4km run time to that required.

In your opinion, should I seek professional assistance for a tailor-made insert or would it make financial sense to try your product. Are Formthotics Active designed to rectify stance and running faults over time or are they manufactured just to effectively alleviate small inaccuracies quickly?
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Gary responds:
First of all; 43 is not all that old. While it may take some time to make up for lost ground, there is nothing to stop you from being as fit and strong as you were in your 20's.

Please click on the "Key Words" tab of this web page and look for key words such as "shin splints" and enjoy the reading.

The best you can do for your shins is get the Formthotics Shock Stop and get the legs massaged weekly. There is seldom, if ever, the need for expensive orthotics. Have a look at all the nutrition advice, perhaps starting with a daily Balance Ultimate Recovery Stack drink.

Do the exercise for foot pronation, as demonstrated in the video, every 2nd day.



Please take careful note of the wealth of running training advice on this site. Shin splints happen when you exceed your capacity to recover by either running too fast, running too long, running uncontrolled downhill, running on hard pavement, running in lousy shoes, or not having enough recovery between sessions - or all of the above! have a look at the articles under the keywords "Oxfam Trailwalker" for a start.


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