Tag: running

Running is often mind over the body when training for an event. Runners World Magazine gets some psychological tips from Sean McCann.

Running is often mind over the body when training for an event. Runners World Magazine gets some psychological tips from Sean McCann. Imagine what it takes to win a race, especially at the professional or Olympic level.  Imagine the level of mental toughness that is required while running to push your body to new levels of extreme exertion while you train.  Then imagine a pandemic who leaves athletes wondering how to train and when their next event will be held. This is what sports psychologists help athletes deal with. The U.S. Sports Psychologist for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Read More »

Foam rolling for runners is supported by research and Runners World, but are we doing it correctly?

Foam rolling for runners is supported by research and Runners World, but are we doing it correctly? Runners World recently published an article in the best way to perform foam rolling for runners. Research has been showing foam rolling is effective prior to a run and improves performance as well as recovery from a run. From a chiropractic point of view, foam rolling which is essentially self-myofascial release is effective because tight fascia reduces flexibility, affects movement firing patterns, and can either enhance or adversely affect how you run.   On the other hand, so can body mechanics, running habits, the Read More »

Fat burning, running and losing weight; helpful information from Runners World Magazine

Fat burning, running and losing weight; helpful information from Runners World Magazine Many of us run for the health of it but some of us run to burn the fat and lose weight.   Running is cardio exercise and will burn a lot of calories.  Over the long run, you can potentially burn fat and over months and years, you may lose weight. On the other hand, cardio will also make you want to eat more as your body desires more fuel. Runners World offers some excellent information on fat burning which is not the same as weight loss.   As they Read More »

Improve your running without all that stretching.

Improve your running without all that stretching. Stretching has been part of running for many years now, but the science behind it is weak, and it will not make you a better runner according to a new article. Icing sore muscles after running activities may have harmful effects as well with less fewer benefits than previously thought. Foam rolling is now being used more often as a way to limber up.  Exercises that are ballistic may actually help you get faster. There are ideas that are offered in a post published in BBC Future. They offer some great ideas on Read More »

Shin pain in runners; how should this be treated?

Shin pain in runners; how should this be treated? Shin pain is a common complaint we hear from runners.   While the idea that shin splints may be the condition, a persons body style and running adaptations to their own body mechanics may be the reason for the pain. Shin pain is caused by impact.   Asymmetries in our gait can cause us to under and over stride which affects core functions, tightens the lateral fascia in the legs and reduces shock absorption from the ground up. The end result is shin pain which can lead to stress reactions and Read More »