The phrase "shin splint" is a generic term that describes pain in the lower leg, either on the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) side of the shin bone. This pain usually begins as a dull ache that can't be pinpointed; it can be felt... Read more
When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not.
Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Stretching is an important component of any fitness routine. Although it can be tempting to finish a run and skip the stretches, you know better. Stretching has many benefits, including increased range of motion and improved muscular coordination. Re... Read more
Here's an example of a therapy cycle (http://amzn.to/1Iihmww)-they're a bit hard to describe sometimes. They can also be used as an arm bike so it's multi-purpose and makes the investment go further.... Read more
Shin Splints: I have a 5k this Sunday I've been looking forward to, running and training over that past 2 months and today I got the sharp pains of shin splints. I'm very upset. I'm icing my leg now, should I still run this Sunday?... Read more
My therapy cycle died this morning after 2.5 months of service. Guess I may have pedaled too hard. Goodbye cycle, you got me through the cold winter months. Time to go get one of your siblings at the store...... Read more
I don't understand it lol. I can cycle (around 20mph) for OVER an hour (my record is 70 minutes!) and I can go cliff climbing and hiking for hours (Just went this weekend on a 4 hour hike in Red River Gorge!) but I can't jog for more than 2 minutes b... Read more
Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time... Read more
Getting the correct fitting shoes is part of my sucess. I have very flat feet. Not only that, I severely over pronate. That's part of the reason I was nick named Ducky when I was in the Marine Corps. You would think that I would need Motion Control... Read more
This is the third in a series of blogs regarding those running inconveniences that may not sideline you as a runner, but if you fail to seek early intervention, may do just that. Today’s blog will cover one of the most common and dreaded running inc... Read more
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