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A runner’s guide to hip impingement

By Michelle Kight on in Health
Get an inside look at this painful hip injury.

What is hip impingement? Hip impingement - also known as femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) - is caused when the thigh bone (femur) and the hip socket (acetabulum) produce too much friction in the hip joint.  This causes hip pain and reduced mobility in one or both hips, and can damage surrounding cartilage. ... 

In a fartlek run, is there a minimum duration of faster intervals?

By on in Training
5-time Olympian Jo Pavey shares her speedwork expertise.

In a fartlek run, is there a minimum duration of faster intervals? A fartlek is a continuous run that includes harder efforts, with easy running between them. The number of intervals depends on what you are trying to get out of the session and also the event you are training for. ... 

Why it's time to say goodbye to BMI

By Selene Yeager on in Health
Research shows the Body Mass Index doesn’t yield the most complete information when it comes to an athlete's health.

Since the mid-nineties, health care professionals have used Body Mass Index (BMI) - a measure of how much mass someone has relative to their height - to identify whether a patient is at a healthy weight. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.99 is considered normal; 25 to 29.9 is overweight; ... 

Do older runners respond to interval training differently?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A new study finds how fit you are matters more than how old you are.

The standard rule of thumb is that your VO2max, a measure of aerobic fitness, declines by about one percent per year after your mid-30s, and perhaps more when you reach your 70s. Of course, you can certainly beat the averages, and running is one good way to do that. But is ... 

Don't let a cold sideline your training

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
A new report says zinc lozenges can speed up recovery from illness.

With the summer winding down, it’s not uncommon for runners to catch a nasty cold. If you're gearing up for a marathon and increased mileage, plus changes in work and family schedules, your immune system may become taxed. If you don’t address the first sign of cold symptoms, the virus ... 

7 glute activation and strength exercises to help you avoid injury

By Lauren Bedosky on in Training
Work the smaller glutes to stay injury-free.

The exercises you may rely on to work your glutes – squats, dead lifts, lunges – target the big part of your buttocks known as gluteus maximus. But that regime neglects the gluteus medius, the smaller muscle that runs along the side of your rear and keeps your pelvis steady ... 

Lingering pain after a sprain

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Restricted motion in the ankle joint could leave you with discomfort, even after rehab.

About a year ago I suffered a serious ankle sprain. I’m back to running, but my ankle doesn’t feel the same as it used to, and I’m wondering if it ever will? I wear a brace, but I’m not sure if it really helps. Is this normal for an ankle ... 

Bloomberg Square Mile to celebrate 10th anniversary

By on in Events
The annual ten-mile team race sees corporate teams competing for the fastest time.

London is playing host to the 10th annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on Thursday 22nd September. The event sees more than 110 teams take part in the ultimate corporate relay as they race around the unique one-mile course in the heart of the square mile, as they attempt to prove ... 

Do antihistamines increase or decrease muscle soreness?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
New research finds surprising links between allergy meds and post-exercise recovery.

Whether it’s ice baths, compression garments or antioxidants, the evidence for many supposed muscle soreness cures is slim at best. So a study that seemingly does offer some help is a surprising and welcome sight - especially when the “cure” it offers is totally unexpected. A new ...  Continue reading

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Days 13-16

By Michelle Kight on in Events

Rio Olympic Round Up Day13 Men’s 1500m Decathlon Ashton Eaton continued to lead the Decathlon event, winning the USA another gold with 8893 points. Kevin Mayer of France came second with 8834 points and Canada’s Damian Warner took bronze with 8666 points. Men’s 200m Usain Bolt took another gold for Jamaica with 19.78 seconds. Canada’s ... 

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