Injuries

10 Top Quad Exercises For Runners

When we run, our quads move our legs forward. But they also stabilize the knee, control deceleration and help absorb the shock of footstrikes. This creates muscle tension in the quads, and this can lead to reduced mobility as well as back and knee ...

Best Running Shoes For IT Band Syndrome in 2021

  Although running is a full-body exercise, it mainly uses the legs. It makes sense then, that most running injuries happen to the legs and feet. IT band syndrome is one of those injuries. It presents as a sharp pain on the outside of ...

Flat Feet Vs High Arches – How To Determine Your Arch Type

Have you ever wondered what types of arches you have? Understanding your arch type can help you to make better choices when buying shoes. It can also tell you the types of injuries you could be prone to. In this article, we’ll be discussing ...

Best Hamstring Stretches for Runners

Tight hamstrings are a common reason for a runner’s form to change from good to bad. It is also surprisingly common for runners to not realize that their hamstrings are tight and that they are changing their form. For this reason, we recommend ...

How To Tape An Ankle For Running

Running comes with risks, and a very common one is overuse injuries. Other times, you might just trip and fall. A sudden fall can cause ankle pain, whether it’s a strain, sprain, or something else. Such injuries are both painful and annoying. ...

Benefits of Using a Stick Roller Massager

Treating your body right is a key part of getting, and staying, in top running shape. Running is not exactly gentle on the body, so a good recovery routine is important if you want to ward off aches, pains, and injuries. That means resting enough, ...

What Can You Do To Prevent Running Injuries?

We’ve all been there! You’re training for something specific, improving your performance, and looking forward to hitting a new PR. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, you’re hit by a running injury. All that hard work, just so you can sit out of the ...

Best Foam Roller Substitutes in 2021

  A foam roller is a great tool to help recovery from any kind of physical activity. Whether you take a daily run or you lift in the gym, at some point you’ll have to deal with sore, stiff muscles. But what if you don’t have a foam ...

Best Running Shoes For Peroneal Tendonitis in 2021

  Preventing foot pain is a central focus of the running gear industry. Runners fear foot pain - it can signal injuries that are time-consuming to recover from. Foot pain derails training plans and race goals. Even if you’re not a runner, ...

Best Knee Sleeves For Running in 2021

  Any kind of pain can be detrimental to your running. But knee pain is a particular demon! A sore knee can not just make your run miserable, but it can dissuade you from running altogether. The reasons for knee pain during or after ...

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