Your gait is your running style, and people have many different patterns. Gait analysis is an assessment of your body mechanics, and this analysis can help you improve your running efficiency, prevent injury and determine the cause of an injury. It’s all about proper mechanics.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS, answers this one.
After conducting hundreds of studies, researchers concluded that caffeine has a positive effect on runners’ and cyclists’ performance in a laboratory setting.
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Before getting started with running, learn about proper shoe wear, have a good training plan and do cross-training.
Whether you want to break the monotony of your workout routine or you’re searching for a new challenge, look no further than an obstacle race.
If you think you may have shin splints, here’s what you need to know about treatment, prevention and how they happen in the first place.
If you’re a die-hard runner, black, loose or missing toenails may be as much a part of the sport as bags of frozen peas and race t-shirt collections.
You might think that getting ready to run a road race means getting in the best physical shape necessary to finish the course. But there’s a lot more to running a race: You have to plan. Hydration and increasing your running miles slowly during training can play key roles in your performance on race day, says sports health … Read More
Doing a functional warm-up instead of static stretching before exercise offers various benefits, says Daniel Hass, DPT, SCS. The movements increase body temperature, heart rate and blood flow. Hass says he recommends these movements as being more beneficial and effective than static stretches. In this video, Hass will demonstrate how to do these warm-ups, which are … Read More