Glutes, lazy glutes

Glutes, lazy glutes

Why all the glutes stuff? Glutes, glutes, glutes! You hear, read and see this everywhere! There’s even a specialist called “The Glute Guy” aka Bret Contreras that you may have come across – he did his Phd is glutes! But why do glutes play such...
Niggle and snap

Niggle and snap

Too high With the number of people lacing up their shoes and getting out running continually on the increase, so is the number of running injuries. Three years ago, the available literature told us that up to 75% of runners will get a running related injury in every...
Stabilise your feet

Stabilise your feet

Stabilise from above Have you been told that you over pronate? Have you noticed that your knees and feet collapse inwards when you walk or run? While over pronation and collapsing knees (known as knee valgus) is often down to a number of factors including gluteal and...
Shin strength exercises for runners

Shin strength exercises for runners

As we learnt in an earlier post, one of the things that can be a factor in shin splints are weak shin muscles. The muscles that we are particularly interested in are the tibialis anterior muscles. However, a couple of others are also important here… Extensor...
Ankle testing for runners

Ankle testing for runners

In previous posts we’ve looked at ankle mobility and some of the reasons why we get shin splints. Now we’re going to follow those up with a quick way to assess your ankle range of motion, how much you need and how to increase it. So let’s dive right...

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