Why legs are tired & heavy while running – 5 common causes

Keeping your legs refreshed is very important in running. Lazy legs or Heavy/tired legs may reduce your pace, acceleration and hence the interest.

Here are 5 common causes of why legs are tired & heavy while running –

Stretching routine:

It’s necessary to stretch all the important parts of the body like back, hips, glutes, quadriceps & hamstrings. If you are not doing pre & post stretching properly, you may feel heaviness in the legs. Stretching is the key.

heavy legs while running
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Intense Training:

Overburden not only impact the performance but also slow your body. One has to prepare the plan and strictly follow the same. Otherwise, legs feel heavy when running.

Diet:

Sometimes Low carb diet & Iron deficiency can also lead to heaviness in the legs. Track your diet on a daily basis.

Dehydration:

While running you lose a lot of fluid through sweat and not drinking enough water & supplements can also lead to heaviness. Hydration is supercritical during long runs.

Proper rest and sleep:

Proper sleep & rest is as important as regular training and nutrition. One has to take 6-8 hours of minimum sleep every day.

By taking care of abovementioned things you can prevent heavy legs while running.

Also read:5 important components for effective running

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