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  • Exercise of the Month: Dead Bug For Runners

    Exercise of the Month: Dead Bug For Runners

    17th March 2017

    Target Muscle/s: erector spinae, obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis Sets & Reps: 12 repetitions (alternating legs) Tempo: Lift for 2 seconds, slowly lower for 4 seconds Frequency: Twice a week strength training program Rationale The ‘Dead Bug’ is a popular…

  • Chest Pain & Running

    Chest Pain & Running

    2nd March 2017

    There are many causes of chest pain, some of them serious. Here we look at some of the more common causes and their symptoms. Words Dr Yvette Brindle When we think of chest pain and exercise, many of us worry…

  • Ask the Expert: Should I be running?

    Ask the Expert: Should I be running?

    19th February 2017

    Our team of experts are here to help you: What to do when age and injuries catch up to you. Q: I am 55, and I have just been diagnosed with osteoporosis. My doctor arranged a scan as the condition runs in our family. I also…

  • Exercise Of The Month: Seated Calf Raise

    Exercise Of The Month: Seated Calf Raise

    3rd February 2017

    Target Muscle/s: Soleus (lower calf) Sets & Reps: 12 repetitions (each leg) Tempo: Lift for 1 (second), hold for 2, lower for 3 Frequency: Twice a week strength training program Rationale Whether for performance gains or as part of Achilles…

  • Exercise Of The Month: Kneeling Pelvic Tilt

    Exercise Of The Month: Kneeling Pelvic Tilt

    23rd December 2016

    Matt Phillips is a Running Injury Specialist & Video Gait Analyst at StrideUK & Studio57clinic in Sussex. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @sportinjurymatt TARGET MUSCLES: Rectus femoris (lengthen) and Gluteus medius (strengthen) SETS & REPS: 12 repetitions (each leg) TEMPO: Slow and…

  • Ask the expert: Learning to Enjoy Training

    Ask the expert: Learning to Enjoy Training

    21st December 2016

    Our experts are here to help you: How can I enjoy my training?   Q: I’ve got a dilemma – my best friend and I were thinking of signing up to run a marathon and running for a charity which is…

  • Ask The Experts: Bored With Rehab…

    Ask The Experts: Bored With Rehab…

    1st December 2016

    Our team of experts are here for you. What do you do when exercise isn’t fun? Q: I have ITB (Iliotibiol Band) syndrome and am not allowed to run. Cycling is ok but I really hate not running as it helps…

  • Ask the Expert: Keep Fit Without Running

    Ask the Expert: Keep Fit Without Running

    30th November 2016

    Do you have any questions for our team? Q:I just wondered whether you would be able to give me some advice. Later this year I will be having a bunion operation and, being a leisure runner, I am concerned how this will…

  • Ask The Expert: Winter Weather Woes

    Ask The Expert: Winter Weather Woes

    28th November 2016

    Our team of experts are on hand for you.   Q: How do I stop my eczema getting worse when I’m training outdoors? This time of year it is at its worst, and no matter how much I moisturise, my skin…

  • Ask the Expert: I’m scared to push myself

    Ask the Expert: I’m scared to push myself

    23rd November 2016

    Our team of experts are here to help; Evie Serventi talks psychology.   Q: I’m 23 and have been running for 15 years racing on track, cross country and road but recently something has been holding me back. I never used to suffer much…