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
It’s not just Olympic dreams that are being put on hold for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials winner. In this Women’s Running exclusive, Tuliamuk opens up for the first time about the full impact this global pandemic has had on her life. It was just a few weeks ago that I made the U.S.
As the U.S. tries to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, runners need to do their part. Let’s keep our distance for a while. During a global pandemic that has closed gyms, exercise studios, pools, and even ski slopes, running is still an accessible and a safe way to exercise. Thank goodness. But if
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.
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
Practice holding two seemingly incompatible emotions at the same time and balancing them, to break out of feeling like a situation is all-or-nothing. Editor’s Note: This is part of a series that explores the psychology of “rebounding” from setbacks in life, and provides four mental skills that you can use to help sharpen your response
In the face of injuries or setbacks, experts say we can often fall into distorted thinking patterns. Asking yourself this one question can help you paint a more accurate reflection. Editor’s Note: This is part of a series that explores the psychology of “rebounding” from setbacks in life, and provides four mental skills that you
In a survey of more than 4,000 athletes from six different continents, 78 percent of athletes said the Olympic Games should be postponed. But that doesn’t make the uncertain path forward any easier to navigate. For world champions and Olympic hopefuls alike, some clarity has finally come regarding the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo,
Mad Moose Events have canceled the popular Canyonlands Half Marathon and other events through June. On March 11, 2020, citizens of Moab, Utah gathered in the Grand County Council chambers for an emergency meeting. The council proposed an ordinance to ban all indoor events with more than 100 participants and outdoor events over 250 due
Injuries are often the sum of all stress placed on the body. Athletes tend to think of injuries as isolated incidents: A two-hour long run equals knee pain or cross-training in the weight room is to blame for an achy back. But injuries are often the sum of all stress placed on the body. According
12 of the best social media accounts offering free at-home fitness services and workouts to keep you sane and active during COVID-19 pandemic. As the country is being asked to put social lives on pause to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we seem to be collectively leaning even harder into social media as
Although each state and county is going to have slightly varying ordinances around slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, the special White House task force is continuing to hone in on guidelines for social distancing with the hopes to slow the spread in 15 days. The latest update includes working from home if possible,
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
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
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,
Researchers at the University of Southern California look to hunter-gatherer ancestors to discover how people lounged pre-chairs. The average person sits for nine hours a day or more. Even if you’re an active runner, you might still be bound to your office chair for forty hours a week. And you know what they say—sitting is
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
Don’t rush to the ER the second you feel flu-like symptoms. Here’s what experts recommend to do, instead. With the ever-increasing concerns about the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, we’ve seen a sharp rise in the country’s response to help prevent the spread of the virus. And while there have been plenty of conversations around
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
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.