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Active Isolated Flexibility with Phil Wharton. Video: Flexibility For Runners. Ultimate Guide to Stretching Flexibility. Mastering Running As You Age. It's a process that on average begins sometime in our 30s.

Mastering Running As You Age

The rate of decline gradually increases to about 0.7 percent per year (with slight variations among events and between men and women) throughout our 40s, 50s and 60s, according to the current (2010) version of the age-grading tables maintained by World Masters Athletics (available online through numerous age-grading calculators). The reasons for this decline are mixed and not terribly well-understood from a basic physiological level.

What is known is that age lowers VO2 max and decreases muscle mass. Accumulated wear and tear makes you less flexible. All forms of healing take longer, including recovery from hard workouts, something you can't ignore unless you want to spiral into an endless cycle of overtraining and injury. The good news is that it could be worse. That does not mean, however, that the biology of aging can be ignored. Young Masters: 35-44 It's tempting to deny that age has any effect at the lower end of this range. Why Running Helps Clear Your Mind. It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head.

Why Running Helps Clear Your Mind

Does some creative block have you feeling stuck? Go for a run. Are you deliberating between one of two potentially life-altering decisions? Go for a run. Are you feeling mildly mad, sad, or even just vaguely meh? The author Joyce Carol Oates once wrote in a column for the New York Times that “in running the mind flees with the body … in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” How to Maintain Fitness While You're Injured - Jenny Hadfield. Q: “As a longtime runner (30 years and counting!)

How to Maintain Fitness While You're Injured - Jenny Hadfield

I’ve had my fair share of injuries (knee, IT band, foot, hamstring)—both caused by running and by accidents. I’m sane enough to stay away from running while recovering, it drives me crazy to sit in one place. The Running Corps - Build Your Running Body. The Running Corps - Build Your Running Body. Tips on Iliotibial Band Stretching. Stretching the iliotibial band (ITB) is very useful for people who are encountering knee and hip pain (medically known as Iliotibial Band Syndrome); this disorder can be caused by many reasons, such as overusing, bad running habits, mechanical imbalances or poor flexibility of the tissue or of other surrounding muscles, and it is usually described as pain felt on the outside part of the knee or lower thigh or near the hip, when making moves like getting up from a seated position or climbing/going down stairs, sometimes even when walking.

Tips on Iliotibial Band Stretching

Unfortunately, due to the fact that this band is not a muscle, the majority of people tend to underestimate the importance of stretching it. So, in this post, we are planning to have a more detailed look at this issue. Ilotibial tract, side and front view The iliotibial band is a dense band of fibrous tissue which starts from the pelvis, runs along the outer thigh and links to the tibia, beneath the knee joint. Tips on Iliotibial Band Stretching. Using the Single Leg Squat to Test Leg Health.

The single leg squat has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years.

Using the Single Leg Squat to Test Leg Health

It’s an easy exercise to build leg strength that can be done at home with little or no equipment and without a spotter. Exercise that uses one limb at a time, also known as unilateral exercise, may also help build the stabilizing muscles to increase strength and health, especially in the spine. According to the researchers, the form issue that rears its ugly head frequently during the single leg squat is called medial knee displacement. Everything You Need to Know to Do a Perfect Pistol. When you see a pistol done well, it looks so easy.

Everything You Need to Know to Do a Perfect Pistol

Then you try one. To help you perform a perfect pistol, we've put together all the videos on the topic from our expert coaches. Watch these video, do these drills, and let us know how much better your one-legged squat becomes! While you might be pursuing the pistol for CrossFit or for the Beast Tamer/Iron Maiden challenge, they are also valuable for proprioception in general. This means anyone who runs, works, or moves around on an uneven surface will benefit from training pistols. Hips Don't Lie: Unique Hip Exercises for Power and Mobility. Beyond athletic activities, though, issues with your hips can negatively impact your daily life.

Hips Don't Lie: Unique Hip Exercises for Power and Mobility

Possible issues include pain, decreased mobility for activities such as stooping and squatting, and even difficulty with simple daily encounters such as jumping over a puddle in the street. Just as in my previous articles on knee health and shoulder pain, I’d like to share some essential points about the hips that can help you understand a bit more about what’s happening in this area and how it can impact your training and life. Public Service Announcement Before we get into the nitty gritty, here’s an obligatory PSA: We’re not doctors, and this article and the suggestions below are no substitute for being seen by a real-live professional in person. If you’re having ongoing aches and pains that don’t seem to improve with rest, you really should make an appointment to see a doctor or physical therapist as soon as possible.

Core Exercises : Core Exercises: Bridge. How to Perform the Bridge Exercise: 11 Steps. Edit Article Two Parts:Doing the Bridge ExerciseDoing the Bridge Pose in YogaQuestions and Answers The bridge exercise is a back bend, a core strengthener, and a balance pose all in one.

How to Perform the Bridge Exercise: 11 Steps

The regular bridge exercise requires you to move your hips up toward the ceiling, while the yoga bridge pose requires you to extend your rib cage closer to your front body. Whichever form of the bridge you choose, though, you'll be getting a great workout for your hips, glutes, core, and hamstrings. If you want to know how to do the bridge exercise, see Step 1 to get started. Ad. Transforming Through Performance. Single-limb exercises, especially for the lower body, are essential for everyone, regardless if they’re a pro athlete or weekend warrior.

Transforming Through Performance

The benefits of single-leg exercises are numerous, but a few key points to mention are that they recruit additional hip muscles that often get minimal stimulation with double-leg exercises, and they make the core play a larger role in each movement. The single-leg squat has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. Breaking Down the Single Leg Squat. Single-leg squats can be a valuable addition to virtually any lifter's program, whether the goal is strength or physique oriented.

Breaking Down the Single Leg Squat

That is, if the lifter can perform single-leg squats. Most simply can't. Let me clarify that statement; most can't in the beginning. Unfortunately, the majority of lifters never make it past the beginning stage. They try it once or twice – if they even try it at all – fail miserably, and immediately write it off as a bogus circus exercise. Angie Stewart Fitness FIERCE 41. 5 Reasons To Do Bridges Every Day. As you can imagine, a strong, toned rear has major benefits! Aside from making any bikini or pair of jeans look fabulous, strong glutes play a vital role in sports performance, injury prevention and day to day body function.

One of my favorite ways to strengthen those muscles is the always reliable bridge. Here are five reasons to add bridges to your workout every day: Fixing Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Posture tricks to make your butt and gut smaller. Anterior pelvic tilt is a posture problem that affects almost anyone who sits a lot. Practically, your butt sticks out and your gut protrudes. Because this is a musculoskeletal issue, no amount of fat loss will get rid of that gut. To save the day, we've written this handy guide to stretches, exercises and strategies that correct anterior pelvic tilt. 10-minute firm butt workout. Lose the droopy booty and get a perfectly toned posterior with this 10-minute firm butt workout. These exercises from physiotherapist Nick Sinfield strengthen your buttocks, thighs and back. Before you begin, get limber with a 6-minute warm-up routine. Afterwards, cool down with a 5-minute stretch. Running with Fight to Shed Light on Mental Illness - Endomondo. Though you may not always hear about the prevalence of mental illness, the stats concerning it simply can’t be ignored.

One-in-four adults will experience a mental health problem within any given year. One-in-ten young people will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Nine-in-ten people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination. About a year ago, one of our users, a former police officer, mother-of-3, design student, illustrator and multi-discipline athlete, Yvie, became one of those statistics.

On April 23rd 2015, she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. How to run correctly. Running should be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other, right? Anyone can run, but having proper technique can make a huge difference. Good running technique will help make your runs feel less tiring, reduce your risk of injury and ultimately be more enjoyable. Mitchell Phillips, director of running experts StrideUK, shares his basic tips to help you run relaxed and efficiently.

Keep your head straight Look straight ahead of you, about 30 to 40 metres out in front, and avoid looking down at your feet. The running clinic - Health videos. Steve%20Shukor%20PDF%20strideuk%20report. My running technique analysis. NHS Choices fitness editor Steven Shukor visits StrideUK in Hove, Sussex, to have his running style analysed. Are You Committing These Form Flaws?

Cut your injury rate in half by correcting some common form flaws. 3 Keys To Running With Better Form. Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS, is one of the world’s leading biomechanists and the director of the REP Lab in Bend, Ore., the only comprehensive lab of its sort in the U.S. not in a university setting. 3 Keys To Running With Better Form. 10K Trail Race Training Plan. Never raced through the wilderness? Morning Yoga Workout - 12 Minute Warmup Stretch - Burns Fat. Do These 5 Exercises Every Morning - 5 Minute Mobility & Stretch Routine. 5 Simple Solutions for Anterior Knee Pain. Patella-femoral pain syndrome, otherwise known as PFPS, is characterized by recurring pain and irritation in the front of the knee, typically directly below the patella. Knee Pain With Lunges and Squats. Lunges and squats are great exercises for strengthening the muscles in your thighs, hips and buttocks. Since lunges and squats are low impact activities, these exercises can be good choices for those who cannot handle more vigorous forms of exercise.

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