GAIT ANALYSIS

GAIT ANALYSIS;

Is it necessary?

Consider the age old question; ‘if it aint broke, why fix it?’.  Regardless of what type of arch you have, or how your foot lands when you run, if it doesn’t cause you problems or injury, then why alter it?

Recently, Continue reading GAIT ANALYSIS

TWO TYRED TO RUN?

TWO TYRED TO RUN?

A question I get asked quite a lot; “how come I’ve put on weight since I started running?”

There are multiple answers to this.  I’ll start with the 1 over-riding simple solution, which you won’t like to read, and then I’ll give a few other answers and my reasoning for it.

THE SIMPLE REASON.

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HEART RATE TRAINING

IS YOUR HEART IN IT?

There seems to be an increase with people who are ‘heart rate training’.

They seem to have seen that other people are having success by following a heart rate based training programme and want a piece of the success!

However, ‘heart rate training’ doesn’t really describe or define anything specific enough Continue reading HEART RATE TRAINING

RECOVERY

RECOVERY; THE TRUTH

Some people head out of the door to run, and some people head out to train.

Some people train specifically, they follow plans, they stick to training principles and apply science to what they do and how they do it.

For those who head out of the door to train, EVERY run that you do should have a purpose or a goal.  If it doesn’t, then you’re not training; you’re just running. Continue reading RECOVERY

SPORTS THERAPY & MASSAGE

SPORTS THERAPY & MASSAGE

I highly recommend sports massages by a competent and qualified therapist.

All of my plans have space for my clients to plan in their regular massage.  After all, if you’re asking your body to work hard and perform well, you need to do your bit to keep it working as efficiently as possible, and that means having well looked after muscles and bio-mechanics, which is best done by somebody who knows what they’re doing.

I highly recommend Lee Wilkinson of LW Sports Therapy; Continue reading SPORTS THERAPY & MASSAGE