Improve your 5k time by working with gravity and the elasticity of your fascia. Human movement is fascinating. As a PT I was trained to think of movement being the result of muscles and tendons pulling on bones. However this totally fails to take account of gravity which is actually the main player since… Continue reading Run faster by understanding the role of fascia and gravity.
If running has taught me anything over the years it is that there are NO limits except those that we put on ourselves to keep us comfortable. Indeed this is true, not only of running but of life itself. Personally I have gone from total physical wreck with no running experience to sub 16 minute… Continue reading Your limits are NOT your limits – you just think they are!
Yesterday morning I had two clients in and with both I had cause to test their ankle mobility. Why? Well one was completely unable to get into a deep narrow squat with feet together, despite being able to achieve reasonable success with a standard air squat. Clearly hip mobility, although somewhat limited, wasn’t… Continue reading Why ankle mobility matters.
Feet out posture and gait or so-called ‘duck feet’ (very harsh on ducks as they walk with straight feet like practically every other animal) is a bit like driving your car with the wheels not straight. You could probably drive it for a while but you would lose performance and risk damage. Same for… Continue reading Ways to address so called ‘duck feet’ posture/gait.
The Running Gym programme helps you to run faster or further more easily, whatever your current level. An initial consultation and treadmill video analysis identifies key areas to work on; Running form and gait Mobility restrictions Muscular imbalances Nutritional deficiencies Training regime – running and otherwise Other lifestyle factors.… Continue reading Turning recreational runners into athletes.
With many clients away for the next week or two over the holiday period, they often ask me what they should do to avoid losing too much of their hard won gym fitness. So here’s a very simple body weight session that will take no more than 10 minutes each day. Do this first thing… Continue reading Going away this Easter? 10 minute simple bodyweight session that can be done anywhere to maintain fitness.
It’s 6pm. You’ve just got home after a hard day at the office. You feel stressed and stiff. You know that a good run in the fresh air is the only way to put this right. After you will feel better, more relaxed, enjoy a good meal, maybe a drink or two and fall… Continue reading Are you training in ‘black hole’ territory?
More and more long distance runners, cyclists, triathletes etc. are coming to understand that the conventional advice for fuelling endurance effort is simply wrong. For years they have been told that carbs are the primary fuel source for going long and that anything less than a full blown pasta fest pre race or workout,… Continue reading Training yourself to burn fat for fuel – the key to endurance success (and good health).
Mike came to me the October before last, seeking my help. 56 years old, he had taken up running a few years ago for general health and fitness – specifically to destress from his busy but sedentary business life and to lose some belly fat which had been growing steadily for the previous 10… Continue reading 6 ways to run a faster marathon with less effort and fewer miles – Mike’s story.
At the Running Gym I have devised a method for improving performance and minimising injury risk that works. We see massive improvement in all our runners, most smashing their previous PB’s out of sight and our injury rates are much lower than the 70-80% per year quoted as the norm for runners. How… Continue reading Why runners of all standards are flying with the Running Gym Method