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...
, they didn’t chafe and the lower leg grip kept the cool wind off my ankles. The elastic waist band is comfortable on your hips and the tights don’t ride up or lose elasticity at all. With pink, gold, orange and green colours, plus a shorter capri length
and stretched. Another possibility is a leg-length discrepancy. This alters the whole biomechanical balance of the body, not just the balance below the pelvis. This can be fairly easily addressed with a small heel raise, which can be prescribed by a podiatrist
For nearly 20 years, I wrote for RUNNERS WORLD and its predecessors, Running and Jogging. I have also given countless clinics and seminars, coached dozens of athletes and met tens of thousands of runners at races around the country. Throughout this period, I seem to have answere...
would find it hard to credit anything other than our thighs. And for good reason. The muscles that make up our upper legs drive our running – whether we’re sprinting for 100 yards or battling our way through 26.2 miles. Run enough hills and you
-ups and alternate leg thrusts with a minute's rest after each rep. Then sprint on the spot for 10 seconds and jog for 10 seconds. "The effort will temporarily deplete your immune system chemicals that would otherwise react to the cold air and produce
Squats The twist: Lift one legStand with arms out in front of you. Extend your left leg in front of you and lower yourself into a squat. Pause, then slowly pushyourself up to standing. Check your knee doesn’t turn inward. Do three sets of 15 reps
. Janushirasana: Step by Step1. Sit down with your legs wide, at a 90 degree angle to each other. Extend the right leg out straight and left leg bent, with the sole of your left foot pressed flat against the inner thigh/groin area of your right leg. 2. Inhale and lift
walking. Is there a hip stretch or exercise that I should be doing?A There are three muscles on the outside of the hip which stop the pelvis dropping as each leg swings forward. One of these (tensor facia lata) is a short muscle with a long tendon passing
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |