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Does stretching "loosen" muscles and tendons?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Some of the key effects of stretching are in your brain.

There's plenty of debateabout whether stretching before and/or after running is useful. But we spend less time thinking about what stretching actually does – what's changing on a muscular, neuromuscular, and biomechanical level when we stretch. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, from an international team of researchers in Australia, the ...  ... 

Top tips - how to tackle tight hamstrings

By Susan Paul on in Health
Runners' hamstrings can get tight due to over-lengthening.

For runners experiencing pain due to tight hamstrings, the first instinct is often to stretch. The pain may very well be due to tight hamstrings. However, here's why your stretching is most likely NOT helping you. In most cases, runner hamstrings are tight because they are actually over-lengthened rather than tight because ... 

Mo Farah wins the Great North Run

By News on in Events
Farah wins the Great North Run and becomes the first Brit to win in 29 years.

Yesterday, Sunday 7th September, Mo Farah became the first British man to win the Great North Run since 1985 with a time of exactly one hour. This also proved to be a 10 second PB for the British athlete who has been through a challenging year so far. Farah stayed with ... 

#pumaraverun week 6 winner

By on in CityRaveRunsEdit

Congratulations to @scottishrowan on Twitter, who won this week's #pumaraverun prize with a great photo of her running in Dundee. Joanna wins a pair of PUMA Faas 600 for her winning entry. Next week's prize: PUMA Mobium Elite... Next week (6 - 12 September) we're giving away the PUMA Mobium Elite v2. ... 

Physio Q&A

By Alison Rose and Graeme Everard on in Health
How to avoid injury on the run and what to do when a niggle presents.

What should runners do when they first feel a niggle or an injury? The first thing an athlete should do when they feel a niggle or an injury coming on, is rest the affected part and apply ice. If you stop soon enough and pay attention to the niggle, it should ... 

Make Me A Better Runner: Boxing (part 7)

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
This week we talk about food, glorious food: how to use it for good rather than evil and ensure you don't waste all that sweat and training effort by eating the wrong stuff.

The biggest mistake that sports people make is in thinking that training is the most important (or only) part of the fitness equation. But what you put in your body is just as important as how hard you flog yourself when you’re out pounding the streets – or in my case ... 

How to build endurance in rehab

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
Make that recovery count. Increase stamina without aggravating a weak spot or injury on the mend.

Recovering from injury but loathe to give up on your training? Here are four strategies you can employ to continue to build endurance while in rehab. Combo endurance workoutsRun the distance you can complete safely and without pain (ie. 10 miles), and then cycle or elliptical for the time it would take ... 

Nutrition blog: What to eat before a 10K

By Emma Barraclough, Sports Nutritionist on in Health
SIS's expert breaks down how to ensure you are correctly fuelled and hydrated for a 10K race and training run.

Running a 10K is often a new runners’ first try at putting a number on and pitting yourself against others on a Sunday morning. But whether it’s your first time around the local village 10k or a push for a PB around a big event like the 20,000 who took ... 

RunHub and Garmin sync

By on in Training
You can now sync your Garmin Connect account with RunHub

If you haven't made the leap over to RunHub, the latest development to our ultimate online training tool may well be the change you've been waiting for as we announce that you can now auto-sync your RunHub account with your Garmin Connect account. This means that when ...  Continue reading

How to run up (and down) hills

By Alex Hutchinson @sweatscience on in Training
Check out these tips to help you master inclines.

Australian miler Herb Elliott's gut-churning sand dune workouts prior to his 1960 Olympic gold helped establish hill training as critical to every serious training plan. But simply sprinting up and down inclines isn't a winning strategy, as Australian researchers discovered. The experts wired up a group of runners to monitor their speed, oxygen consumption, ... 

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