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- Breathing problems and side stitches are a common complaint among many runners, especially new runners. If you are having problems breathing, it’s always wise to consult with your health care professional first to rule out any medical issues. Asthma or exercise-induced asthma and allergies are very common, so when you feel you can’t catch your breath, if you cannot inhale or exhale productively, if you experience any wheezing, or other symptoms that are uncomfortable or concern you, please check... [read more]
- Everyone starts as a beginner. Over time, though, if you stick with it, what is hard becomes second nature and what is impossible becomes merely difficult. Trail running takes an investment of time to get to that point of expertise. But when you allocate that time the right way, you can get the ultimate return on your investment. When starting out in trail running, it is essential to plan strategically to avoid injury or burnout. In addition to designing smart running... [read more]
- Follow these techniques to strengthen your knees for optimal weightlifting performance. If you suffer from knees that feel like they have been bludgeoned with a scalding hot tire iron, you are not alone. One study from Gallup-Healthways found that 26% of the adult population in the US suffers from knee pain. Causation can be varied. Over use, under use, mobility restrictions and muscular imbalances are some of the big factors than can factor in to knee pain. Whatever the reason... [read more]
- When you ramp up mileage too fast or are new to running, you can be hit with the dreaded runner’s knee, or pain and inflammation that occurs around or under your kneecap due to tracking issues with the kneecap that irritate the bony groove it sits in. It’s different than knee pain that occurs from IT band issues, but runner’s knee can make it hard to motivate yourself to continue your jogging hobby just the same. If you’re experiencing runner’s... [read more]