A lot of research has been done into stretching and its benefits. Much of this research is inconclusive as to whether stretching after exercise prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Static stretching before exercise has in fact been proved to impede performance.
Tri220 looked at the causes, symptoms and cure for this common runner’s injury, which starts out as pain around the heel and can quickly lead to an acute tear or rupture if ignored. Great article. Here it is: Plantar fasciitis is the medical term… Continue Reading “Plantar Fasciitis: Explained”
Marathon / half marathon season is coming up soon here, so today’s Training tips Wednesday focusses on some tips to set you running off in the right direction!
You may have read recent claims that lifting heavy weights can improve your endurance ability – but is there any truth in it? It may sound bizarre but there’s a growing body of evidence suggesting that the right sort of strength training can help… Continue Reading “Can heavy lifting increase endurance performance?”
Just as a car runs best with a full tank of gas, your body needs the right kind of “nutritional fuel”. A balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins, and water will give your body what it needs for peak performance.