Does running cause osteoarthritis? A surprising breakthrough

Our current understanding of Osteoarthritis in running There are currently leaps forward in our understanding of Osteoarthritis (OA). However, it requires a bigger leap to spread the message into the community. It is a common question. Does running cause OA? It’s truth there are wild, misconceptions about this condition. Among them, beliefs that OA presents […]

The dangers when buying new running shoes

Firstly, I must knowledge the work published by Chris Napier & Richard Willy as their article has inspired most on the content within this blog. It is a confusing time to be a runner when buying running shoes because over recent decades, new paradigms continue to surface. Minimalist footwear is one of the most popular […]

Learn how to Conduct a running shoe assessment

Running shoe assessment step 1 Running is a beautiful, simplistic lifestyle. One of the main reasons for its simplicity is you only need running shoes. Therefore, it makes sense to gain insight into a running shoe assessment. Step one is to find the oldest pair of running shoes and turn them upside down to inspect […]

How do I run more without injury?

Understanding adaptation: To run without injury In order to run more without injury, you need to understand adaptation. The human body is smart when it’s thrown into an unfamiliar situation. Just look at an elite cyclist and compare their body type to a swimmer. One profession requires a massive demand on the upper body, while […]

How to treat your running injuries

Let’s explore how to treat running injuries and effective treatment. In particular, we will be discussing Runner’s knee, achilles pain & ITB pain. Treat your running injuries #1: Patellofemoral joint pain Also known as ‘runner’s knee’, this is the most common complaint in runners. Pain is at the front of the knee (patella) that is […]

Running Cadence: How to take full advantage

What is running cadence? Whether you need to adjust it or not, every runner should at least know what their running cadence is. This one number can be a game changer for some runners because it can generate a more efficient running technique. Simply put, your cadence is the number of steps that you take […]

Do I need to transition to a minimalist shoe?

Firstly, what is a minimalist shoe? Well, this is a shoe that attempts to mimic barefoot function as closely as possible. This usually means it is accompanied by light material and offering less support. Because this leads to confusion, the ‘minimalist index scale’ was created. I want to give a big thanks to the team […]

Running & Stretching: Is there any benefit?

It fascinates me the variation between individuals running and stretching. Some will put on their shoes and break-out into their jog while others spend 10-15 minutes stretching before and after. Is one preparation better than the other? Are we putting ourselves at risk if we don’t stretch? There are often misconceptions around static stretching and […]

Mistakes preventing a NEW runner from success

It’s tough being a new runner Becoming a new runner is a rough learning curve because in the first few months your body is adapting to new habits and the body thanks you with soreness and a struggling aerobic system. If you want your body to adapt, attempt to train within your body’s adaptation zone […]

Common Strength Training Myths for Runners

There are certainly common gym myths floating around the running community. My guess is because most runners don’t like strength training. Any excuse will do, right? The myths I will be talking about stems from the work by Richard Blagrove. Rich is a brilliant researcher and is world renowned for strength training and running performance. […]