’ll develop an appreciation for the demands on your hamstrings (which power you up) and quadriceps (which steady you down). Three muscles make up the hamstring, which runs down the back of the thigh, bends the knee and extends the leg at the hip
Q I have only just been bitten by the running bug, and although I feel no pain while running, the next day I get a niggling discomfort on the outside of my left hip. It doesnt hurt when I touch it or when Im sitting down, but Im aware of it when
member, or friend, or colleague who’s always worrying about the toll running is taking on your knees, hips, and back. You might even be worried yourself. We all know a few one-time runners forced to become swimmers, cyclists, or power-walkers. We wonder
You might be able to run through a tight hamstring or a sore quad, but an injured foot or ankle usually puts the brakes on a session – and can ruin your entire training season. Our feet and ankles, after all, are the foundation of our sport. When they are working well, they allow...
Q I have a triple injury. First I got a pain under my hip, then a swollen ankle and now a pain in the back of my knee. All on the right side. I recently switched from trail to road running could it be due to the camber?A There could be two
Q After just a couple of months of running, and after finishing my first half-marathon, Ive been getting muscle spasms in my hips and back. Ive had to stop running, but I still get them after any light exercise. Ive been to a physio
Warming up before a race or a speedwork session should mean more than just a 10-minute trot. Gentle running will get the blood flowing, but to avoid that heavy-legged sensation in the opening mile of the race, or the first few repetitions of your speedwork, try some dynamic flexi...
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