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How poor single leg balance may increase the risk of injury in runners:

You might think that being good at standing on one leg has little to do with your running performance or injury risk, but you may be wrong. While running, you will spend a significant portion of your time during your run, stood on one leg. Ground reaction times vary between individuals and there are many variables that exist that determine the amount of time your foot is on the ground at any one time. The speed you are running, the type of foot strike you employ (rear foot / mid foot / forefoot runner), reactivity of the soft tissues in
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