This is the age old dilemma. Some people play sport to get fit and others need to get fit to play sport. If you want to compete at a higher level, then of course you are going to have to get fit to play sport. However, at the lower levels of competition and recreational sports, Continue reading →
We all know the drill where you run in place with high knees? Drill sargents used to hammer them into us in the military and you see them being drilled into participants at fitness boot camps. This drill actually has it origins in the late 1800’s when Walter George who was a runner who broke Continue reading →
Arthur Lydiard was probably the greatest running coach of all time. He coached a number of New Zealand and Finish runners to Olympic gold medals in the 70’s and was one of the greatest advocates of jogging for fitness as a public health interventions to improve the health of nations. His training principles still underpin Continue reading →
I like to consider myself a pretty fit person and am always ready to take on new physical challenged. I tried ice skating for the first time this week. It hurt! The muscles were sore for days afterwards. I really was surprised that just how sore they were given the wide range of physical activities Continue reading →
That is what most runners need to do. Lean forward at the ankle rather than the waist when running. This way you use gravity to help move forward and make the running more efficient.
There are claims that barefoot running is better for us as it leads to less injury, but so far those claims are not supported by the evidence. Despite that lack of evidence to support it, there are many that still make those claims that there is. There are a lot of people who have taken Continue reading →
Chi running is a ‘movement’ that is associated with a particular running technique that is associated with more of a forward lean and a midfoot strike of the foot rather than the more common heel strike. Is it worth it? There are certainly some elements of Chi Running that are worth it and some runners Continue reading →