When we think of running injuries, we often first think of the ankles, shins, knees and hips. The feet yet, are also an important part of this kinetic chain that allows us to run. Our feet help propel us forward and provide stability when we plant on the ground. In this podcast episode, I talk to Matt Ferguson. Matt is the Co-Founder and CEO of Progressive Health Innovations in … [Read more...]
Strength Training for Runners
If you want to make running a part of your life, avoid strength training at your own risk.
This doesn’t mean you need to spend hours per week in the gym.
Far from it. Two to three strength sessions per week consisting of 4-5 compound exercises will make all the difference.
Think squats, push-ups, planks and lunges.
For more, check out the articles listed below.
This is a guest post by Jeff Gaudette (click here to check out my previous interview with Jeff). Jeff Gaudette is a 2:22 marathoner and owner of RunnersConnect, a team of expert coaches dedicated to helping you run faster and stay healthy. RunnersConnect provides custom training schedules, strength training programs for runners, and recently launched a 6-week course on how to improve your … [Read more...]
I ran my first and only marathon in the fall of 2008. My wife and I were living in London, UK at the time and with numerous countries within close proximity to run a marathon, I chose one of my favourites - Ireland. "Mark, I've always wanted to go to Ireland! But, a marathon ... are you nuts?" said my wife. Yes, quite possibly. I was a very active dude with a sporty upbringing. What … [Read more...]
This is a quick post to point out a recent research study conducted by Dr. Reed Ferber of the University of Calgary and The Running Injury Clinic. The research indicates that hip strengthening exercises are better than stretching to help fight IT-band syndrome. Alex Hutchinson's article in The Globe and Mail breaks the study down nicely: Strengthening beats stretching when it comes to this … [Read more...]