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Salomon S Lab Sense 4 Ultra Trail Shoes Review. There is something about running in the same kit as the best athletes do.

Salomon S Lab Sense 4 Ultra Trail Shoes Review

I know, the piece of clothing, shoes or the gear won’t make you them but it might give you a bit of motivation or/and some sort of special feeling I can’t describe. FlipBelt REVIEW and GIVEAWAY - Must-Have Running Belt. I officially hate these little pockets with no zips…I bet it was a non-runner who invented them as they utterly useless. full stop!

FlipBelt REVIEW and GIVEAWAY - Must-Have Running Belt

Imagine this…you want to buy yourself a nice running shorts or a pair of tights but there is this BUT… There is a little pocket without a zip for your door key or, even better, there is no pocket at all. WTF!!! 7 Epic Trail Running Movies You Must Watch. Apart from all, YouTube/Vimeo can be a place to go to for some serious trail running inspiration.

7 Epic Trail Running Movies You Must Watch

As an avid follower of the Salomon TV and other running-related channels and websites (e.g Trails In Motion) I’ve successfully managed to stumble across some beautiful short movies about trail running. They can act as a great motivator so next time you feel lazy, tired, and unmotivated turn to YouTube/Vimeo – a good trail running movie will leave you itching for the mud, mountains and trails and fresh air.

So go and get some popcorn, sit back, relax and enjoy – Here are my top 7 1 Why We Run Bernd Heinrich and his short movie is definitely on the top of my list! 2 The Ultimate Fan. How to clean your bike. How to clean your bike Ok so cleaning your bike sounds like something anyone can do but with 100′s of cleaning products on the market are you sure you’ve been using the right ones?

How to clean your bike

Many riders also suffer the pain of costly repairs and replacing worn out parts that could often of been of been avoided if correct products and cleaning methods had been used. Here’s our guide to not only cleaning your bike but using the right gear for the right job and hopefully prolonging the use of your bike. Firstly you can make life easier for yourself by pre-treating your bike, use a bike spray like Muc-Off along with some chain degreaser and get a can of brake cleaner. Apply to the bike in the appropriate areas for up to 5 minutes depending on how filthy your ride has been.

12 Minute Athlete - Don't waste life in a gym. World Cup Inspired Running Tights from Nike. The RW Complete Guide to Stretching - Staying Healthy. Just for runners: an eight-stretch routine, a three-minute routine, and some advanced alternatives for real stretch-lovers This eight-stretch routine will keep you flexible in all your main running muscles.

The RW Complete Guide to Stretching - Staying Healthy

Follow it after every run, or once or twice a week – it depends how naturally flexible you are. If you’re pushed for time, try the three-minute alternatives; if you need to work more on a specific muscle, practise the deeper stretches; and once a week, try to add the whole-body stretches. Remember: Don’t stretch cold muscles. The Running Bug’s guide to tempo training. 8 Tips to Survive an Ice Bath. Chattering teeth.

8 Tips to Survive an Ice Bath

Goosebumps. Chills. Sound appealing? What if I added “less sore,” “faster recovery” and “injury prevention” to that list? Interested? But first, what is the science behind ice baths? Try These 8 Tips to Perfect the Art of Taking an Ice Bath. Taking It On the Kneecap. Studies have shown that roughly half of recreational runners will suffer an injury during their training year, with the knee as the most common site of injury.

Taking It On the Kneecap

Kneecap pain can be debilitating and frustrating, and the prolonged pain and dysfunction lead many to abandon or limit running. Kneecap pain is sometimes referred to as runner’s knee, chondromalacia patella or patellofemoral pain. The knee joint is comprised of three bones: the tibia, the femur and the kneecap or patella. The patellofemoral joint generally refers to the kneecap and its underlying groove or trochlea, with which it articulates. The four muscles of the quadriceps share a common attachment on the patella. Sports medicine professionals identify patellofemoral pain as constituting a quarter of the injuries to the knee.

Knee Pain from Running. By Josh ClarkPosted Thursday, 27 November, 1997 Non-runners seem to obsess about the knees of runners.

Knee Pain from Running

Go figure, but there seems to be a fixation with the idea that we are literally running our knees into the ground with every step we take. Turns out that knee injuries are not inevitable and, though common, are easily corrected if properly managed. Knee pain from running need not deter you from your ideal running program. > Runner's Knee> Iliotibial Band Syndrome> Baker's Cyst Runner's Knee(Chondromalacia of the patella) Description: Pain around and sometimes behind the kneecap. Glute Bridge - 1 Leg.

Beginner's Guide to Knee Pain. Jim Brown January 23, 2009 Knee pain is one the most common reasons for athletes to seek out physician assistance.

Beginner's Guide to Knee Pain

“It can be caused by both overuse and trauma, which is what athletes do to their knees almost every day," says Jennifer Lewis, PT, ATC, a performance physical therapist at Athletes’ Performance. Structural abnormalities can make the problem worse. The knee is an intricate joint consisting of multiple structures that have to distribute forces from the ground up through the body, as well as from the upper body down through the leg. As a result, there are many different reasons and causes of knee pain, and the pain can be in several different places throughout the knee. Most knee pain results not because the knee itself, but from some other part of the body, Lewis explains.

Front of the knee Above the knee - pain from quadriceps muscle strain and quad tendon inflammation, often from activities where the knees come past the toes, as with poor squatting technique. Back of the knee. Running Tights Of The Week - Leatherback Universe Pink Tights - SukiShufu is a new sport brand on the block founded by Carolline White.

Running Tights Of The Week - Leatherback Universe Pink Tights -

SukiShufu brings a new fresh of breath to sportwear market; their products are designed with fashion conscious women in mind. All products are 100% made in England which shouts for high quality stuff. I’m crazy in love with the Suki Leatherback Leggings in Universe Pink. The leather Look waistband is smoking hot plus together with the colours, these tights are definitely on my must-have list. If anyone has already bought them please let me know how they fit. Key Features of Suki Leatherback Leggings in Universe Pink. Running Watch Review - GEONAUTE ONmove 100 GPS - I’ve recently got a chance to have a look at new running watch ONmove 100 from a French company, Geonaute. I’ve never heard of them before so I was quite intrigued to see what this new kid on the block has to offer.

The ONmove 100 claimed to be perfect for occasional runners as it offers tracking all of the essential stuff such as speed, distance, average and max speed and, as a bonus, it’s got alarm. Key Features of ONmove 100 GPS Watch. Fashion Running Tights of the Week - W3 December 2013 - Fashion Running Tights of the Week - W3 December 2013 - RUNISTA! Minute 5k running and training plan – 19 too. Photo credit: Leo Reynolds So you want a straightforward sub 20 minute 5k program? A plan that will get you there quickly? One for someone who probably only has 3 or so hours to run each week? (it’s further on in the post…sub 19 is the same training but harder to achieve).

For mere mortals doing 5k in less than 20 minutes is an achievement. Can YOU realistically EVER do a sub-20 5k? Here is a table showing the approximate age graded time that 20 minutes represents over a 5k. So 20 minutes for a 5k equals approximately: Runner's Knee. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or runner's knee, got its nickname for an obvious and very unfortunate reason—it's common among runners. The stress of 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. While biomechanical issues may be to blame, the cause can often be traced back to poorly conditioned quadriceps and tight hamstrings. Weak quads aren't able to support the patella, leading it to track out of alignment, and inflexible hamstrings can put pressure on the knee. Fashion Running Tights — Fashion Running Tights - Salabasana 7/8 Reversible... Fashion Running Tights — Fashion Running Tights By Addidas - Stella... Fashion Running Tights — Fashion Running Tights By Adidas - Zebra Print... Stop Making Excuses And Put On Your Hard Hat - RUNISTA!

I think 99.9% of all promotional and ‘fitness/sport/health’ orientated emails I receive are not read or are deleted. However, the emails from Nerd Fitness and Nic’s Nutrition are the ‘lucky’ ones I actually bother to open and scan through (at least); they are really well written and I often find some great pearls of wisdom in them. A wonderful email from Nerd Fitness has recently entered my mailbox; it talks about motivation and how to do something especially on those I-don’t-want-to-do-anything days. Total spot on! Steve Kamb, the author, recommend putting your ‘hard hat’ on to overcome those ‘shitty’ days. Running Tights Of The Week - Zebra Pattern Capris - RUNISTA!