How To Treat & Prevent Bloody Nipples While Running

I remember the first time I got bloody nipples while running. It was a few years ago. After getting home from a long run on a hot day, I walked into the living room, only...

Understanding The Running Gait Cycle – An Introduction to Running Biomechanics

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.

How to Prevent and Treat The 6 Common Running Injuries

Running has got a lot to offer. When done properly, it can improve your physical fitness, emotional life, and overall health and well-being. Running is also one of the most popular forms of  exercise in...

How To Treat And Prevent Shin Splints

This is my fourth detailed guide to common running injuries. In the first three blog posts, I covered runners knee and ITBS and ankle sprains, and today I am sharing with you, dear readers, my complete guide to the common condition known as shin splints. Shin Splints are Everywhere Shin splints are some of the most common running injuries of all times. I have had it in the past, multiple times, and I haven’t yet come across a runner who didn’t suffer through it at some point in their running career. Obviously, shin splints are more widespread among runners, especially beginners, and long-distance runners. Not only that, shin splints are also pretty common among dancers, gymnasts and military recruits, according to the National Institute of Health.

The 8 Laws Of Running Injury Prevention

Getting hurt sucks. The percentage of runners that get injured every year is shocking. In fact, if you have been injured by running (or still nursing an injury), then you are not alone. A poll...

5 Exercises to Prevent Shin Splints While Running

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.

How To Treat And Prevent Plantar Fasciitis While Running

As a runner, you must be (painfully) familiar with the agony associated with plantar fasciitis. The fact is, this injury is a runners’ recurring nightmare. That’s why today, dear reader, I’m sharing with you my comprehensive guide to Plantar fasciitis. With my help today, you’ll have all of the tools you need to handle and deal with this infamous running injury. So, are you excited? Then here we go… How To Treat And Prevent Plantar Fasciitis While Running

7 Ways to Prevent Heart Palpitations While Running

Encountering chest pain—especially those usually referred to as heart palpitations—while running can be a scary thing, but, hopefully by the end of this blog post, you will learn that in most cases it’s not something worth having a panic attack about. In fact, heart palpitations are a normal condition, and can be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes.

Muscle Leg Cramps While Running: Causes, Prevention, Treatment

Leg cramps, those painful muscle spasms, plague many a runner—especially during the summer and on race day. It starts like this: you are running along with no problems. Maybe you didn’t even experience them when you started running. But after a few miles, out of nowhere, your calf starts to cramp and it gets so severe that you have to stop running, and wonder whether you are going to run ever again. Regardless of the frequency of the occurrence, these muscle cramps are total bombs. That can be a problem if you are serious about keeping your runs pain-free, or looking to reach your next personal best on your upcoming race. Cramps hurt and they will slow you down and compromise months of hard training by messing with your precious time (and body and mind) in a race.

Your Complete Guide to Treating & Preventing Runner’s Knee

today I’m going to share with you some of the methods and strategies that I believe have helped me the most with runners’ knee. By the end of this post you will know all you need about: The exact definition of runners knee and its symptoms, and causes, The best treatment options for runner’s knee, How to get back safely to running after runners knee, and The right preventative measures you can take so you no longer have to endure another (or your first) runner’s knee nightmare. So let’s get the ball rolling…