5 Ways to Get Rid of Shin Splints

Ryan Cross, Physiotherapist Pain related to “shin splints” is one of the most common ailments that athletes will complain about. Most runners have had a run-in with the dreaded shin splints at one time or another. Shin splints can be easily identified, but getting rid of the pain can be more difficult. The challenge lies

The Most Efficient Way to Run Faster

Evan Stevens, Sprint Coach Phosphocreatine is the most immediate source of energy we have access to run faster. It is separate from the glycolytic (anaerobic) and mitochondrial (aerobic) pathways and is a way to rapidly produce energy (ATP) at the onset of high intensity exercise. CP as an energy source has is finite and only

Upper Body Workouts For Distance Runners

When we run long distances it is crucial to focus on form, function, and balance. Running efficiency is effected by all of these, and it will subsequently impact performance if not properly addressed. By limiting twisting motions and arm flailing, we prevent unnecessary energy loss and perform better. The best way to ensure this is

Use the Hurdle Step to Test Your Running Mechanics

An easy way to test or observe your running mechanics is to use the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Hurdle Step approach. As you will see in the video, this technique will enhance proper running mechanics, ensure great hip mobility, and allow you to run as efficiently as possible. Tight hips, tensor fasciae latae muscle, and

Study May Predict Runner’s Half-Marathon Performance

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Participating in marathons and half-marathons has become a very popular means of exercise for elite and recreational runners alike. Level aside, endurance athletes search for predictive training equations for optimal performance. The aim of this study were to validate four predictive equations for half-marathon performance involving anthropometric, training, biomechanics and

It’s Not Too Late To Become A Runner

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Alyssa Bialowas Running has many benefits for your health, from helping you lose weight, to relieving stress and boosting your mood, and preventing diseases like cancer and heart disease. There are different types of running, and depending on your goals, you can train yourself to become whatever type of runner

Running Cool Down Drills | FastTwitchGrandma Running Tips & Tricks

Post Workout Drills Post workout drills are an important tool to help improve performance. These drills are meant to reinforce neuromuscular connections, improve proprioception and body awareness, and improve running economy. The following drills are meant to be done after your workout and after you have done your cool down. The drills are meant to

Core Workout For Runners | FastTwitchGrandma Sprinting Tips & Tricks

In the next sprinting video presented by Forever Fit Science – imagine a car with a faulty transmission? Can’t even! That’s basically the job of your core-the human body transmission. A great core provides stability in turn you’re able to run more efficiently and faster. 1. Single Leg Mountain Climbers (4 reps) > Double Leg

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Do You Need A Pacer?

Alyssa Bialowas Introduction Strong displays in endurance sport are as much about pacing as training. The ability to maintain a steady pace is key to endurance performance. There are many pacing tools that an endurance athlete uses in a race to steady their pace – whether that be using their watch for feedback or mentally

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The Case for CEE – Intervals Vs Endurance (Part 4)

Evan Stevens CEE has been getting a bad rap lately thanks to HIIT. Passé and the old way of doing things, it isn’t as well liked as the new, hip, HIIT protocols. However, CEE does have some things to offer on its own. For starters, it is much easier and more accessible to more people.