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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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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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5 dynamic hip flexor stretches for runners + how to do them

Your hip flexors are the most important muscles in your body to keep you running strong. Hip flexors maintain mobility, stability and strength of other muscles. As such, they are key supporting muscles. For runners, your hip flexors are the main muscles to stretch and strengthen to avoid common running injuries. When your hip flexors …

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Running form and technique: 4 simple tips to improve running form on your next run

Running form is incredibly important, but unfortunately it is often overlooked by many runners when they start their running journey. The good news is there simple tips you can follow to improve running form. Many runners neglect their running form when they first start running, then wonder why they keep getting injured. The truth is, …

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Side stitch when running: Causes + 6 prevention tips

You’ve completed your warm up, the weather is perfect for running, you feel good, and then you get a side stitch. A side stitch when running can be very unpleasant. The stabbing pain beneath your ribs is probably not unfamiliar to you.  Although a side stitch is harmless, it can be enough to slow you down …

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Strength training exercises for runners: The complete guide + 30 sample exercises

Strength training exercises for runners are essential if you want to be a strong, healthy and less injury prone runner. Many runners focus on running and running alone when they first start running. However, running alone will only get you so far when improving your strength, power, speed and endurance. Once you feel like you’re …

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6 injury prevention strategies for pain free runningĀ 

There’s nothing more annoying and disheartening for a runner than pain. Pain can stop you in your tracks or it can be chronic – starting small and gradually getting worse over time.  The last thing a runner wants or needs is an injury. But with these injury prevention strategies you can learn how to stop …

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Recovery after running: 5 essential recovery tips after a long run

Running can be hard on the body, especially after a long run.  However, there are recovery tips after a long run that you can adopt to optimise your recovery. When you complete a long run, the temptation is to just sit at home and do nothing for the rest of the day. There are lots …

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