Tag: running

Running problems may be a result of running gait symmetry according to Runners World Magazine

Running problems may be a result of running gait symmetry according to Runners World Magazine If you are an avid runner, you have probably wondered about your running form and if you are competitive, you have also wondered how you can run faster with fewer problems. Often, running gait symmetry is part of the problem. Training harder often will lead to incremental improvements in your running times but it often leads to injuries as well.   The reason training harder does not always result in a faster you may have to do with symmetry. Poor form or body mechanics can Read More »

Ankle weights and running; do they make you a stronger runner asks GQ magazine?

Ankle weights and running; do they make you a stronger runner asks GQ magazine? Some people run with ankle weights to improve their overall fitness and hopefully improve their running speed and tolerance to different surfaces. Running weights benefit the heart. GQ magazine examines this idea and looks at the science to see if it really works. Placing ankle weights of 3-10 lbs. on your ankles is almost like gaining weight instantly.  It forces you to work harder but it can also improve your overall cardiac fitness, improving cardiovascular efficiency. While this is true in general, the weights also place Read More »

Is running good for your back? Check out this NY Times article.

Is running good for your back?  Check out this NY Times article. As we age, our body goes through changes including the joints in the spine.   Over time, the spinal discs dry out and we lose mobility over time. Those who run may have an edge against this phenomenon, according to a new study that the NY Times just reported on. According to Scientific Reports this past April, researchers at Deakin University in Australia and other institutions decided to examine the backs of people who run and others who do not. According to the data, the runners’ discs were larger and contained Read More »

How Runners Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care, a guest post from Cara Haley

How Runners Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care, , a guest post from Cara Haley  If you, just like any other avid runner want to improve your running performance and your results, then you may want to get some extra help by visiting an experienced chiropractor. The fact is that chiropractic care is not only suitable for all those running injuries and pains which are commonly associated with running, including: ankle sprains, tendonitis, knee straining, shin splints and others. A good chiropractor should be able to help you improve your fitness level, your performance and decrease your risk of injuries and Read More »

What makes our running stride more efficient? Check out this recent study cited in Runners World.

What makes our running stride more efficient?  Check out this recent study cited in Runners World. If you run and compete, you are no doubt concerned about your running times and pace.   While there are many apps and watches that can help, the truth is that your running pace and stride is dependent on your efficiency. Bad habits such as hunching your shoulders can reduce this efficiency and it is likely to affect your running timing and your times as well.   This common compensation is seen with those of you who overpronate on one foot, which will cause you to Read More »