Completing a health and fitness assessment before starting a running routine is crucial for many reasons. Understanding how healthy and fit you can help ensure that your running program is suitable for you. It’s also an excellent way to measure your improvement and growth over the many coming weeks, months, even years. Not only that, a fitness and health profile will screen for known diseases and medical issues in your history and family members history, which can help uncover risks for potential dangers and problems.
Quality workouts, think interval sessions and long runs, get the majority of attention in most runners’ training plans, but recovery runs are usually ignored. In fact, the recovery run has been the often-than-not forgotten workout. That said, recovery runs are one of the most valuable runs. As we are going to see, recovery runs are essential. Running at a relaxed pace can help you develop proper form, build endurance, establish base mileage, and might even, as the name implies, speed up recovery. As a result, in today’s post, I’m sharing with some training guidelines on how to do the recovery run right.
Looking to learn more about your running gait? Well, you are in the right place. In this (sort of technical) short blog post, I’ll teach you about the many components of running gait, and how your lower limbs works when running. But why should you Care? Understanding gait cycle and its many components can help you pick the right running shoes and optimize your performance and training efficiency. Not only that, learning more about your gait cycle can also help you better assess your running technique and biomechanics, which, in turn, is key for improving it. Plus, some running experts suggest that assessing the way you run can also offer you many clues to the cause of a particular injury. These are all valid reasons, if you ask me. So, are you excited? Then here we go.
Running is awesome. It’s really life changing and can help you get into the best shape of your life. I can go on and on about the benefits of running, but that’s not the whole story. There is also a dark to running, and it’s the chief reason so many people shy away from the sport. Enter of the World of Running Injuries. What I really hate about running injuries is that they are often hard to avoid. In fact, according to American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, approximately 70 percent of all runners will get injured at some point in their running life. Not only that, runners also have to deal with all sorts of pain and discomfort, ranging from screaming blisters, black toes, mental burnouts to crippling back pain and debilitating muscle soreness.
Shin splints! What a painful injury. For those of you looking for some gym exercises that can help you ward off shin splints when running then this article is for you. I’m gonna share with you some of the best preventative lower body exercises that can not only help you prevent shin splints, but also increase your running performance.
I’m writing these words with a recovering sprained ankle. Last week, I went for my usual hill run. And on the way down, I stepped on a rock and badly sprained my ankle. As you can see, I’m not the world expert on preventing not treating sprained ankles. In fact, I’m not the world’s expert on anything. But my last painful experience forced me to take a week off of training and do some research on the subject. Now here I’m sharing with you what I learned about the subject (and my painful experience). Here is the complete runners' guide for treating and preventing ankle sprains.
If you’re currently experiencing calf pain caused (supposedly) by running, then you came to the right place. Calf issues are a pretty common complaint about runners. But if you take good care of your calf muscles...