Having a strong core plays a critical role in your best running performances. And it's not just one ab muscle that's hard at work, says Tim Hilden, an exercise physiologist specialising in running mechanics at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine
Painful, paralysing and PB-unfriendly, cramps can strike at any time. "There's no one definitive cause," saysDr Steve Ingham, head of physiology at the English Institute of Sport (eis2win.co.uk). Research in the Muscle & Nerve Journal shows
After a long run or race, your legs, back and shoulders can feel very tight. Practising a few simple restorative yoga poses can help you regain your range of motion, reduce the swelling in your legs and improve blood circulation to help speed your recovery. Do this sequence usin...
UAN: Article type:++needs pics++--These stretch more than one muscle group at once including your upper body, an often-neglected area in runners. 1. Downward-facing dogKeep your feet hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Keep your
At the peak of barbecue season, don't let fatty chunks of meat weigh you down. These burgers combine the stamina-boosting nutrients of beetroot with the muscle-repairing protein of lamb. The optional feta gives each patty a melt
strides, bounding and jumping suits the calf muscles, as they are responsible for power development. We find that this type of training restores the physiological function of the calf musculature most effectively.When you and your physio are happy, you
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