I got this question from the very good friend of mine, she just started to do the jogging with her brand-new jogging stroller.
I do fast walking with the stroller,so I can share from my walking and skating experience only. But here are some tips I believe could help:
– adjust the holder to the level of the waist
or even a little below the waist. Higher stroller’s holder position is giving even more load to the arms (triceps especially);
– slightly direct the stroller rather than hold it all time
Just put your palms on the holder and give slight pushes to move forward it. Avoid strong grips or holding it all the time. Direct the stroller by touching it and making little ‘pushes’ to move it forward. Proper jogging strollers should roll just excellent. Put one hand on the holder, push it as to give the move and after either leave the palm on the holder,either put the arm down for a second to give the rest. Having the safety strip – your stroller will not run away from you;
– switch your arms while after while when running;Direct the stroller just with one hand and after you feel the arm is tired – switch to another.
– try the cycling gloves
It will make “more firm” grip, at the moment of pushing the stroller, as the palm won’t slip from the holder.
I’ve been positively surprised when I the tried a cycling glows first time – so much easier it became to direct the stroller. Less efforts pushing it, because the grip became tight and more “targeted”.
After all, walking or running with the stroller is quite an intense exercise and the arms are getting loaded and might feel post training pain for the first time (a week or so of the training).
Could be that the muscles will get adjusted to the training and the muscles discomfort will be gone.
Would very much appreciate the tips and comments on this topic, if anyone have had the similar experience with how to hold the stroller to avoid the arms muscles discomfort – share it with us by leaving a comments!