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Knee brace for running: When to wear one + where to buy

Many runners experience knee pain at one point or another in their lives.  Knee pain can range from a dull ache to a sharp stabbing pain that stops you in your tracks. If you’re trying to recover from knee pain, you may have thought about wearing a knee brace for running. After all, you want …

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Runner’s toe: Causes + 6 ways to prevent it

Runner’s toe can be an incredibly painful injury, especially if left untreated.  Often referred to as ‘runners toenail’, it is one of the most common injuries in the running community because of the nature of running. Repeated strain on your foot and repeated rubbing from your running shoe can lead to runners’ toe. So what …

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Hip pain after running: 8 causes + how to fix it

Hip pain and soreness is a common concern for runners.  Whilst some strain and soreness after running is normal, if you regularly experience hip pain after running, then it may be a sign that there is something wrong. Injuries, pulled muscles, inflammation, muscle tears and stress fractures can all be causes of hip pain.  Imbalances …

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8 beginner Pilates exercises for runners 

Pilates has become increasingly popular over the last few years as people look for more ways to get active. As a form of low impact exercise, Pilates is a great addition to any training plan to complement your running. In addition, there are many Pilates exercises for runners that offer a full body workout, allowing …

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Overtraining syndrome: 11 signs of overtraining when running

When your body is put under too much stress, or when you don’t allow enough time to recover between runs, it can start to show signs of fatigue.  Tiredness and fatigue can lead to reduced performance in the long term. So how do you spot the signs of overtraining when running? Are there any symptoms? …

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Dynamic stretches for runners: 9 exercises to do before a run

The warm up is essential before any run as it prepares your body for the run ahead. A proper warm up will raise your body temperature and increase blood flow to your muscles, therefore making you less susceptible to injury and muscle soreness after your run. Dynamic stretching is a key part of a warm …

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Knee pain after running: Causes + 10 prevention tips

Knee pain after running is one of the most common running injuries. Unfortunately, the injury rate in the running community remains pretty high. Knee injuries in particular account for 50% of all running injuries, according to a 2015 study. Running is considered a repetitive, high impact form of exercise involving many muscles and joints, including …

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How to start running again after an injury: 5 tips for success

Injury is unfortunately an inevitable side effect of running, and returning to running after an injury can be tough. No matter how many precautions you take, common running injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee can rear their ugly head.  The question then becomes: “How to start running again after an injury”. In this guide …

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The ultimate 30 day strength training plan for runners

Combining running and strength training is a great way to prevent common running injuries. It’s also essential to improve your running form, efficiency and performance.  If you’re new to strength training, then this 30 day strength training plan for runners is a simple and effective way to incorporate strength exercises into your exercise routine. Many …

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