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Right Muscles for the Right Job

When you’re running, do you use the muscle groups that you should be using?

I’ve analyzed the running form of a lot of people, both on the treadmill and running outdoors, and it’s clear that a lot of people only use their anterior (front) kinetic chain in order to power their forward running motion, i.e. they rely on their quads and hip flexors to do most of the work - and they often run with their pelvis tilted forwards. This is particularly…

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Added by Gary Reynolds on September 11, 2013 at 1:07am — No Comments

Injury Can Be a Good Thing...

Pardon? Yes, you heard right - running injuries can be a positive thing. Let me explain before you stop reading this blog altogether...

I've been suffering from an IT Band injury for about two to three months now. It doesn't prevent me getting around day-to-day, but it does mean that I've had to limit my mileage to about 20 to 25 miles per week. It’s frustrating, as any injured or previously injured runner will testify. You want to just get out there and train…

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Added by Gary Reynolds on August 16, 2013 at 4:05am — No Comments

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