Running

Minimize injury risk and improve your power with these hamstring exercises. The hamstrings are an important 2-joint muscle that acts at both the hip and knee during running. Since they are a powerful hip extensor, they play a major role in propelling the body forward with each stride. They also bend the knee following toe-off
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Brisk walking—especially uphill, with a pack—may be your path to bulletproof running legs. Want stronger, more injury-resistant hamstrings? Perhaps, in addition to traditional strength work, you should do more walking—especially brisk walking…particularly uphill. That’s right: One of the big benefits of hiking is stronger hamstrings. Walking, experts say, uses hamstrings more strongly than does running.
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Physical therapists around the country are offering remote sessions—which can sometimes be better than being there in person. About two weeks ago, Sonja Peneueta threw her back out moving a car seat. This isn’t her first rodeo with back problems, so she tried figuring it out on her own. But by the time she realized
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An easy, common-sense approach to finding your max heart rate without a laboratory stress test. Never has so much been given to so many. Smart watches, smart phones, and smart apps produce reams of valuable intelligence. People have so much more data than ever before at their fingertips to use—if they are smart enough to
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The ballooned outside skin is your body’s way of preventing infection. A blister forms because you’ve ruptured cell tissue and released plasma (the fluid in a blister), and the ballooned outside skin is your body’s way of preventing infection. To Pop or Not to Pop? If you pop a blister, you risk infection. If you
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Arch pain could be caused by something as simple as your running shoes, but there are other factors that could make finding a solution more complicated. Arch pain during running is often a combination of multiple factors: Lack of arch support, impaired muscular control of the lower extremity, a dysfunctional pronation pattern, impaired neural mobility,
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This fun, easy method for recording how each workout feels can help you track training patterns, avoid overtraining, and reach your peak. When she was in high school, Lyndy Davis realized that instead of writing lengthy descriptions in her training log about how she felt during each training run, she could simply color-code her runs
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Other big events have been postponed or canned because of the coronavirus, but officials at the Boston Marathon haven’t announced if the 124-year-old race will go on. After Boston officials announced on Monday that the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is canceled due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus, many runners wondered if it might
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The “pain in the butt” hamstring strain presents difficulties that are different from those posed by lower hamstring strains. A hamstring injury higher up on your leg, otherwise known as a proximal hamstring strain, is characterized by discomfort in the gluteus muscle where the hamstring originates, especially during the push-off phase of running and exercise.
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