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GLUTE CAVEAT IN RUNNING .

Running injuries -THE GLUTE CAVEAT . Physiology first . 3/6/2017. Be strong at the weakest place is known . Why not be strongest at a strong place ?? From a Palaeolithic hunter gatherer millions of years ago to a lifestyle with plenty of sitting hours has affected running in most of the recreational runners . All know about this new smoking . Why ? Gluteus muscles are the most pennated muscle with greatest surface area and mass . The multiple…

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Emerging triumphant against Asthma

  Ever runner on the road has fought some battle, be it obesity, thyroid, cancer or for that matter Asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease involving the airways in the lungs. These airways are always inflamed in Asthma patients, making it difficult for air to move in and move out of the lungs. This in turn causes symptoms like coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or chest tightness. There are various types of asthma and the most common one is the…

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Should you run when you are sick?

We runners hate missing our workouts. More often than not we try to make-up a missed workout or do the next run even harder. However there are days when we fall sick. This brings up a lot of questions.  Should I still train or attempt that race? Will I lose my fitness if I don’t run? Should I take some medication and continue with my run? In many cases a serious runner would think of more reasons to run than not…

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RPE …

RATE OF PERCIEVED EXERTIONS….THE BEST METRIC ? PHYSIOLOGY FIRST RPE is the best subjective estimate of ongoing exercise across all population . Instruments donot calculate ,decipher or guide as our brain does to all the sensory inputs it receives from musculoskeletal,gastrointestinal, endocrinal , respiratory and metabolic pathways . It measures the FEEL … A combination of what the above systems are going through with the central motor commands on the feedbacks . It benefits recreational runners as it’s free,easy to…

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Race strategy- Checklist to Help You Run a Faster Race

My 11 Point Checklist to Help You Run a Faster Race- Heath Matthews Introduction This article is a collection of points I have developed using my personal experience in both competitive and social running over the last 27 years. It is by no means exhaustive and I am sure your personal checklist may be different. I hope that by looking into my approach to a race you are able to gain something from it and perhaps add a point or…

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Body caveats in endurance running physiology first

BODY CAVEATS IN ENDURANCE RUNNING…physiology first Dr Arvind Gupta . Running is popular in it’s own right and a fitness activity across the globe, and it’s sad that +50% runners get injured every year. Still articles keep pouring in about avoiding injuries only on belief, arguments and theories and possible links …..eg exhalation on same foot, exhale long, inhale long, sync strides to respiration as the impact load is 3 times body weight and so on. STRIDE — BREATH LOCKING…

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