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July 2021

Shin Splints

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21/07/2021 10:00 AM
What are shin splints? Shin splints describes pain felt along the shinbone, from the knee to ankle. The pain is caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone around the front of the lower...

Ice or Heat - The Age Old Question

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21/07/2021 10:00 AM
Part 1: Crushed ice for 5 minutes is all you need! Why do we ice? Contrary to popular belief, ice doesn't have a direct effect on swelling.  It does have a direct effect on numbing pain and...

Tennis Elbow

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21/07/2021 09:00 AM
Tennis Elbow Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “Tennis Elbow” is the most common overuse injury of the elbow. However, only 5% of people that present with tennis elbow actually relate it to...

5 Tips for a Successful Return to the Gym after Marathon Training or a "lockdown" hiatus

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15/07/2021 09:00 AM
We know that rest is good for the body.  However, periods of prolonged rest (i.e. over 6+ weeks) or "absolute" rest can be deleterious, leading to injuries down the line. These injuries typically...

Calf Strain

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14/07/2021 16:00 PM
What Is a Calf Strain? A calf strain is a common sports injury that occurs when the calf muscle fibres in the back of the lower leg are damaged by over-stretching or excessive...

Lift Heavy: Run Fast, Strength Training for Runners

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12/07/2021 15:00 PM
There is popular belief that strength training for runners should be high rep, low load (weight or resistance) to mimic the endurance demands of running. This is incorrect.  Heavy...