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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 […]

How to become an anti-fragile runner

This idea came from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book ‘Anti-fragile’ and I thought I would ask the question and spark some self-reflection. It has been discussed for a long time between experienced clinical professionals and coaches, that: There are some runners who seem to always get injured and some who can grind themselves to the ground […]

How To Mentally Set Up Your Road To Recovery

When you are injured with the goal to get back to pain-free running, you often expect recovery to continuously progress without major disruptions. For example on a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney, you have your map, expected time of arrival and your trusty car. However, just like this road trip, your recovery might present […]

How to transition to a minimalist shoe

There are many reasons why you may want to transition to a minimalist shoe. For instance, you might be caught up in the barefoot movement, you may want to strengthen your feet & improve function, or you have read that lighter shoes help running economy. Yes, lighter shoes can help performance and running economy but […]

What runners need to know about pain

Step 1 of ‘explain pain’ is that all pain is generated from the brain. Several factors determine your brain’s reason for triggering pain & at what intensity. The level of pain experienced does not necessarily reflect the amount of tissue damage. This is a foundation principle all runners should understand to get a better grip […]

What Are The RED-S Warning Signs?

What is RED-S Previously know as the Female Athlete Triad has now evolved into ‘Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports’ which now includes males. The most well-defined example I could find came from Rebecca McConville who said: Rebecca McConville: “Where your energy is coming from when you are not paying the energy bills”. In other words, […]

How to bounce back stronger from injury

After just finishing the book ‘Rebound’ I thought I would share some key points I took away from it. Recovery is a mental game as much as it is physical. Studies have shown that athletes with positive psychological responses to their injury were more likely to return to their sport. We must learn to recognize […]

Is resting really the best thing for my injury?

This may seem on the contrary to the beliefs of most, but complete rest is rarely the solution for optimal recovery. In fact, rest could potentially make your injury worst! So let’s learn why staying active is so important and which option is best for your injury. Complete rest & running injuries When you experience […]

The new running injury index

We all know runners can be stubborn and often blind to the fact that their injuries are holding them back from unseen potential. So I thought I would share a new patient-reported outcome measure that has been released. It is called the University of Wisconsin Running Injury and Recovery Index and let’s go through three […]