• Running Injury Risks

    Running Injury Risks

    There are numerous health benefits to running, but of course it also carries an inherent degree of injury risk. Most injuries arise from overuse rather than trauma. Broadly, there are three main categories of risk considered to cause running injuries: biomechanical factors, anatomical factors and training error. Over the course of the next few blogs…

  • Why is slow running so damn hard !?!

    Why is slow running so damn hard !?!

    It is one of the more infuriating and counter intuitive aspects of run training, the reality that slowing our run pace down feels so much harder than we imagine. It just shouldn’t be the case should it, yet I am guessing that you too have experienced this phenomena. When the newbie runner first starts in…

  • What is Exercise Referral in the world of Fitness?

    What is Exercise Referral in the world of Fitness?

    Why do some clients choose to work with an Exercise Referral specialist rather than a basic PT? Even if not under specific clinical care, some clients feel that employing an Exercise Referral specialist is preferable as it gives them additional piece of mind regarding the advice they are receiving and the skills of the professional…

  • Endurance Sport is Oxygen Delivery

    Endurance Sport is Oxygen Delivery

    Having looked at how muscles contract, and the way fuel metabolises down to ATP to be used for energy, the final part of the jigsaw is about oxygen and how it moves around. Probably the most often used terms “vo2”, max HR and Threshold training… But do you really know what they are, why they…

  • Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Whilst sweating is of course a perfectly natural bodily function, there are a few points that we should keep in mind as runners, triathletes or whilst working out in a gym setting. In this post you will get a high level view of the science behind excessive sweat while running.

  • 5 Best Isometric Exercises for Runners

    5 Best Isometric Exercises for Runners

    Unlock the benefits of isometric exercises for runners, beginners to advanced runners. Isometrics strengthen without joint strain, enhancing endurance, speed, and helping with injury prevention. Start using five core exercises like the plank and side plank. Build a dynamic routine that you can incorporate into your overall running programme. For easy tracking, find the “5…

  • What you need to know about shin splints plantar fasciitis

    What you need to know about shin splints plantar fasciitis

    Alongside runner’s knee and achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries. Although it’s a frustrating and, for some, slow-healing condition, there are several things you can do to hasten your recovery. Always get a proper diagnosis, but in this post you will find a few ideas to help you recover faster.

  • Hypertrophy vs Strength Training: What Are The Differences?

    Hypertrophy vs Strength Training: What Are The Differences?

    There are some key differences between training for hypertrophy vs strength.  Hypertrophy refers to increasing the size of the muscle, which is done by increasing the overall volume of your workout (sets x reps).  Strength training refers to increasing the ability of a muscle to produce force, which is done through lifting heavier weights (above…

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