Taming Achilles Tendinopathies

Achilles Tendinopathies Achilles tendon pain is a prevalent condition that is an extremely frustrating and challenging condition to treat for both patient and practitioner. Fortunately there is a strong and ever growing body of evidence that supports the use of heavy tendon load exercises in the treatment of tendinopathies, especially achilles tendinopathies (AT). In September […]

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Liquid Gold – Why Hydration Is Important

Fluid or hydration status is extremely important in endurance sports like the marathon, getting it wrong can have disastrous consequences. As such hydration is a balancing act, not taking in enough fluids will result in dehydration and taking in too much fluid will result in Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (EAH). EAH can be a life-threatening scenario where […]

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Running On A Full Tank

Hitting The Wall Endurance athletes can lose up to 3-4% of their body weight during a race, this means getting your nutritional intake and hydration strategies right is paramount, if not it can result in dehydration, increased fatigue, cognition dysfunction and poor performance. However, many runners especially at the recreational level often overlook the importance […]

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Running From The Risk of Injury

The Injury Risks From Running Running season is in full swing at the moment with a plethora of fun runs available, covering 10km, 21 km (half marathon) and 42.2 km (marathon). However, the motivation to run doesn’t necessarily involve competing with others, it could be for stress relief and mental health, general fitness, personal enjoyment […]

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Do heavier running shoes effect running times?

This research paper looks at quantifying the effects heavier shoes has on running times. Blinded to the runners, the researchers placed lead weights into runners shoes (normal shoe weight, normal shoe weight +100gm and normal shoe weight +300gm) and then had them run on a treadmill and perform a 3km time trial. The data shows […]

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