Strength training for runners

Doing some strength training as a runner can only turn you into a powerhouse machine. You become stronger, and more efficient as a runner, and gain resistance to injuries. Performing exercises that strengthens your core and upper body are just as important as strengthening your running muscles such as the glutes and hamstrings. With a lean but strong body, a runner can hold off muscle fatigue and maintain … Continue reading Strength training for runners

Runner’s Knee

Running can cause irritation where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thighbone. The resulting pain can be sharp and sudden or dull and chronic, and it may disappear while you’re running, only to return again afterward. Patellofemoral disorder, patellar malalignment, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and chondromalacia, better known as Runner’s knee,  is inflammation of the underside of the patella.  The patella’s posterior surface is covered with a layer … Continue reading Runner’s Knee

Learn to love your Foam Roller

If you have been running for a while, I’m sure your very familiar with the infamous foam roller. Although this thing is a pain in the butt..literally, its extremely helpful. Rolling improves circulation, which gets the body ready for a workout and helps it recover afterward. And because rolling breaks down knots that limit range of motion, it preps muscles for stretching. Instead of simply lengthening the … Continue reading Learn to love your Foam Roller